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Psalms 122:5

    Psalms 122:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For there are set thrones for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For there seats for the judges were placed, even the rulers' seats of the line of David.

    Webster's Revision

    For there are set thrones for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.

    World English Bible

    For there are set thrones for judgment, the thrones of David's house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For there are set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 122:5

    There are set thrones of judgment - There were the public courts, and thither the people went to obtain justice; and while the thrones of the house of David were there, they had justice.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 122:5

    For there are set - Margin, Do sit. The Hebrew is, "For there sit thrones for judgment." They are established there; or, That is the appointed place for administering justice.

    Thrones of judgment - Seats for dispensing justice. The word throne is now commonly appropriated to the seat or chair of a king, but this is not necessarily the meaning here. The word may denote a seat or bench occupied by a judge. The meaning here is, that Jerusalem was the supreme seat of justice; the place where justice was dispensed for the nation. It was at once the religious and the civil capital of the nation.

    The thrones of the house of David - Of the family of David, who performed the office of magistrates, or who administered justice. The family of David would naturally be employed in such a service as this. This office, Absalom - who had not been appointed to it - earnestly desired, in order that he might secure popularity in his contemplated rebellion. "Oh that I were made a judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!" 2 Samuel 15:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 122:5

    122:5 Judgment - The supreme courts of justice for ecclesiastical and civil affairs. Thrones - The royal throne allotted by God to David and to his posterity, and the inferior seats of justice under his authority.