1 «A Song of degrees of David.» IHe rejoices that God had appointed a place where the ark would still remain.was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
2 OurWhich were wont to wander to and fro, as the ark moved.feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that isBy the artificial joining and beauty of the houses, he means the peace and love that was between the citizens.compact together:
4 WhitherAll the tribes according to God's covenant will come and pray there.the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house ofIn whose house God placed the throne of justice, and made it a figure of Christ's kingdom.David.
6 Pray for the peace of Ierusalem: let them prosper that loue thee.
7 Peace be within thyThe favour of God prosper you both within and without.walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For myNot only for my own sake but for all the faithful.brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee.
9 Because of the House of the Lord our God, I will procure thy wealth.