Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: What Does Psalm 122:6 Mean?

Psalm 122:6 reads, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” King James Version (KJV)

TranslationPsalm 122:6
ESVPray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!
NASBPray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
NIVPray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.
NLTPray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

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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Psalm 122:6 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Verse 6. – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Let all true Israelites “pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” i.e. for her tranquility and for her prosperity. They shall prosper that love thee. A covert threat, as well as a promise. “Such as love Jerusalem, and pray for her peace, shall prosper; such as do not love her shall lack prosperity.”

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