G2/3 D 1. The house of Yahaveh. E 2. Jerusalem spoken to. F 3. Jerusalem spoken of. G 4. Description. G 5. Description. F 6-. Jerusalem spoken of. E -6-8. Jerusalem spoken to. D 9. The house of Yahaveh.
(A Psalm which Hezekiah found ready to his hand.)
1 I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go into the house of the LORD." (This was Hezekiah's constant care, desire, and thought. It filled his heart. He began his reign by "opening its door" and cleansing it. See 2 Chron. 29-31, where it is mentioned 17 times. He spread Sennacherib's letter before Yehovah there [Isa. 37:14]. In his mortal sickness his prayer and its answer related to it [2 Kings 20:5]. The "sign" he asked related to it [2 Kings 20:8. Isa. 38:22]. His songs were to be sung there [Isa. 38:20])
2 Our feet have stood [and shall still stand] (the reference is to the Passover, which had been kept for "all Israel")
Within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built
As a city that is coupled together (as by a bridge, as Moriah was joined with Zion by Millo. See 1 Kings 9:15; 2 Kings 12:20):
4 Where the tribes go up, the tribes of THE LORD (Yah),
To the testimony (the Ark of Yahaveh) of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 For there are set the great Throne of judgment,
The great Thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
They shall prosper that love You.
7 Peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now speak [saying], "Peace be within you."
9 Because of the house of the LORD (Yahaveh) our God (Elohim)
I will seek Your good.