Psalm 122:9
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek thy good.

King James 2000 Bible
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.

American King James Version
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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Because of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy 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!






(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.).



Because of the house of the Lord our God,.... Not because of his own palace, nor because of his own house and family; nor because of his own personal interest; though all were concerned in the peace of Jerusalem: but chiefly because of the sanctuary of the Lord, as the Targum; because of the worship and service of God in it; because of his great love and zeal for the house and church of the living God, which ate him up, Psalm 69:9;

I will seek thy good; the good of Jerusalem, the good of the church of God; do all the good he could to it both with his purse and prayers, and by stirring up others to do the same; see Psalm 51:18. 9. Let me say—house of … God—in wider sense, the Church, whose welfare would be promoted by the good of Jerusalem. 122:6-9 Those who can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem, may pray for it. Let us consider all who seek the glory of the Redeemer, as our brethren and fellow-travellers, without regarding differences which do not affect our eternal welfare. Blessed Spirit of peace and love, who didst dwell in the soul of the holy Jesus, descend into his church, and fill those who compose it with his heavenly tempers; cause bitter contentions to cease, and make us to be of one mind. Love of the brethren and love to God, ought to stir us up to seek to be like the Lord Jesus in fervent prayer and unwearied labour, for the salvation of men, and the Divine glory.
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