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Psalms 122:3

    Psalms 122:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jerusalem, that art builded As a city that is compact together;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Jerusalem, you are like a town which is well joined together;

    Webster's Revision

    Jerusalem, that art builded As a city that is compact together;

    World English Bible

    Jerusalem, that is built as a city that is compact together;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jerusalem, that art builded as a city that is compact together:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 122:3

    Jerusalem - compact together - It is now well rebuilt, every part contributing to the strength of the whole. It is also a state of great political and spiritual union. It is the center of union to all the tribes, for each tribe has an equal interest in that God who is worshipped there.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 122:3

    Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together - literally, "joined to itself together;" that is, when one part is, as it were, bound closely to another part; not scattered or separate. The walls are all joined together; and the houses are all united to one another so as to make a compact place. The ground occupied by Jerusalem never could be large, as it was surrounded with valleys, except on the north, and hemmed in with hills, so that, from the necessity of the case, when it became the capital of the nation, it was densely crowded. This, moreover, was usual in ancient cities, when they were made compact for the sake of defense and protection.