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Psalms 122:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Because of the house of Jehovah our God I will seek thy good.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For the sake of the house of Yahweh our God, will I seek blessing for thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the sake of the house of Jehovah our God, I seek good for thee!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because of the house of the LORD our God: I will seeke thy good.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have diligently sought thy good.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Because of the house of Yahweh our Elohim I will seek thy good.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because of x4616
(4616) Complement
לְמַעַן
ma`an
{mah'-an}
From H6030; properly heed, that is, purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
our lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
I will seek 1245
{1245} Prime
בּקשׁ
baqash
{baw-kash'}
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
thy good. 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 122:8-9.


Psalms 122:9

_ _ Let me say — house of ... God — in wider sense, the Church, whose welfare would be promoted by the good of Jerusalem.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 122:6-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the house:

Psalms 26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Psalms 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Psalms 84:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] How amiable [are] thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! ... My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

I will seek:

Psalms 102:13-14 Thou shalt arise, [and] have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. ... For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
Psalms 137:5-6 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [her cunning]. ... If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Nehemiah 2:10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard [of it], it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
Nehemiah 13:14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.
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1Ch 29:3. Ne 2:10; 13:14. Ps 26:8; 69:9; 84:1, 10; 102:13; 137:5. Jn 2:17.

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