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Psalms 122:7

    Psalms 122:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Peace be within thy walls, And prosperity within thy palaces.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May peace be inside your walls, and wealth in your noble houses.

    Webster's Revision

    Peace be within thy walls, And prosperity within thy palaces.

    World English Bible

    Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 122:7

    Peace be within thy walls - This is the form of prayer that they are to use: "May prosperity ever reside within thy walls, on all the people that dwell there; and tranquillity within thy palaces or high places, among the rulers and governors of the people."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 122:7

    Peace be within thy walls - The word here rendered walls, means properly an host, an army; then a fortification, an entrenchment, especially the ditch or trench with the low wall or breastwork which surrounds it. Gesenius, Lexicon. It refers here to the fortifications or defenses around Jerusalem.

    And prosperity - Peace; the same word which is used in the previous verse, and expressing the same idea - that of tranquility.

    Within thy palaces - This word properly means a "fortress," "castle;" then, a palace, a residence of a king or a prince, 1 Kings 16:18; 2 Kings 15:25; Isaiah 25:2. The idea is, that such places abounded in Jerusalem; and the prayer is, that in those abodes of power, where the rulers of the land resided, there might be peace. The particular reason for this prayer is suggested in the following verse.