Psalm 122:1, “A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” King James Version (KJV)
|ESV||I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”|
|NASB||A Song of Ascents, of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”|
|NIV||A song of ascents. Of David. I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”|
|NLT||I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”|
I Was Glad When They Said: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
122:1-5 The pleasure and profit from means of grace, should make us disregard trouble and fatigue in going to them; and we should quicken one another to what is good.
We should desire our Christian friends, when they have any good work in hand, to call for us, and take us with them.
With what readiness should we think of the heavenly Jerusalem! How cheerfully should we bear the cross and welcome death, in hopes of a crown of glory! Jerusalem is called the beautiful city.
It was a type of the gospel church, which is compact together in holy love and Christian communion, so that it is all as one city.
If all the disciples of Christ were of one mind, and kept the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, their enemies would be deprived of their chief advantages against them.
But Satan’s maxim always has been, to divide that he may conquer; and few Christians are sufficiently aware of his designs.
Psalm 122:1 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
Ps 122:1-9. This Psalm might well express the sacred joy of the pilgrims on entering the holy city, where praise, as the religious as well as civil metropolis, is celebrated, and for whose prosperity, as representing the Church, prayer is offered.
1, 2. Our feet shall stand—literally, “are standing.”