Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 122:1


A song of ascents, 2  by David. I was glad because 3  they said to me, “We will go to the Lord’s temple.”


Ps 42:4; Ps 55:14; Ps 63:1-3; Ps 84:1,2,10; Ps 119:111; Ps 120:1; Ps 121:1; Ps 122:1; Ps 123:1; Ps 124:1; Ps 125:1; Ps 126:1; Ps 127:1; Ps 128:1; Ps 129:1; Ps 130:1; Ps 131:1; Ps 132:1; Ps 133:1; Ps 134:1; Isa 2:3; Jer 31:6; Jer 50:4,5; Mic 4:2; Zec 8:21-23

NET © Notes

sn Psalm 122. The psalmist expresses his love for Jerusalem and promises to pray for the city’s security.

sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.

tn Heb “in the ones saying to me.” After the verb שָׂמַח (samakh), the preposition בְּ (bet) usually introduces the reason for joy.

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