Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
This Psalm might well express the sacred joy of the pilgrims on
entering the holy city, where praise, as the religious as well as civil
metropolis, is celebrated, and for whose prosperity, as representing
the Church, prayer is offered.
1, 2. Our feet shall stand--literally, "are standing."
Ps 9:14; 87:2).
3-5. compact together--all parts united, as in David's time.
4. testimony--If "unto" is supplied, this may denote the ark
otherwise the act of going is denoted, called a testimony
in allusion to the requisition
with which it was a compliance.
5. there are set thrones--or, "do sit, thrones," used for the
occupants, David's sons
6, 7. Let peace--including prosperity, everywhere prevail.
8, 9. In the welfare of the city, as its civil, and especially the
religious relations, was involved that of Israel.
9. Let me say--house of . . . God--in wider sense,
the Church, whose welfare would be
promoted by the good of Jerusalem.