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Psalms 122:8

    Psalms 122:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For my brothers and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For my brethren and companions'sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of my brothers and friends, I will now say, Let peace be with you.

    Webster's Revision

    For my brethren and companions'sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

    World English Bible

    For my brothers' and companions' sakes, I will now say, "Peace be within you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 122:8

    For any brethren and companions' sakes - Because this city is the abode of my kinsfolk and countrymen, I will wish it prosperity. I will promote its peace and tranquillity by all means in my power. I will affectionately say, May peace be within thee!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 122:8

    For my brethren and companions' sakes - Because they dwell there; or, because they go up there to worship; or, because they love thee, and find their happiness in thee; or, because they are unconverted, and all my hope of their salvation is to be derived from thee - from the church, from the influence of religion.

    I will now say, Peace be within thee - I will pray for thy peace, for thy prosperity, for the blessing of God upon thee - because their good, their comfort, their hope of salvation, depends on thee - on the influence which shall go out from thee. So the Christian prays that the church may prosper - that the divine blessing may rest upon it - that there may be in it harmony, peace, love, and zeal - that a blessing may attend the preaching of the gospel - not only because he loves it, and seeks his own comfort and edification in it, but that his friends and kindred - his wife, his parents, his children, his neighbors - those whom he loves, and whose salvation he desires, may be saved. This expresses the true feelings of piety all over the world; this is one of the grounds of the strong love which the friends of God have for the church - because they hope and desire that through the church those most dear to their hearts will find salvation.