Psalm 122:9
New International Version
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

New Living Translation
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

Berean Study Bible
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

King James Bible
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

New King James Version
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

New American Standard Bible
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

NASB 1995
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

NASB 1977
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

Amplified Bible
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God [which is Jerusalem], I will seek your (the city’s) good.

Christian Standard Bible
Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will pursue your prosperity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

American Standard Version
For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the sake of the house of LORD JEHOVAH, our God, I shall seek for your good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought thy good.

Contemporary English Version
And because of the house of the LORD our God, I will work for your good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for thee.

English Revised Version
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

Good News Translation
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I pray for your prosperity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek what is good for you.

International Standard Version
For the sake of the Temple of the LORD our God, I will seek your welfare.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

Literal Standard Version
For the sake of the house of our God YHWH, "" I seek good for you!

NET Bible
For the sake of the temple of the LORD our God I will pray for you to prosper.

New Heart English Bible
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

World English Bible
For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, I will seek your good. A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God, I seek good for thee!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
8For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” 9For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.

Cross References
Nehemiah 2:10
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were deeply disturbed that someone had come to seek the well-being of the Israelites.

Esther 10:3
For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews and highly favored by his many kinsmen, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.


Treasury of Scripture

Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

the house

Psalm 26:8
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Psalm 69:9
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalm 84:1,2,10
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! …

I will seek

Psalm 102:13,14
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come…

Psalm 137:5,6
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning

Nehemiah 2:10
When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.









(9) Because . . .--Now for the first time the religious motive of the pilgrimage appears, rendered all the more emphatic by being kept for the concluding verse.

Verse 9. - Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good. The tabernacle set up by David in Jerusalem is called "the house of the Lord" in Psalm 5:7; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 52:8; and Psalm 55:14. God "dwelt there," as he dwelt in the tabernacle of Moses in the wilderness (Exodus 40:34, 35) and in the temple of Solomon subsequently (2 Chronicles 5:13, 14). The good of Jerusalem was to be sought for two reasons:

(1) because God's people were there; and

(2) because God's house was there (see Calvin, ad loc.).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the sake
לְ֭מַעַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

of the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God,
אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

I will seek
אֲבַקְשָׁ֖ה (’ă·ḇaq·šāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

your prosperity.
ט֣וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good


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