Psalm 122:2
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English Standard Version
Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!

King James Bible
Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
Our feet are standing Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;

Webster's Bible Translation
Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Apollinaris renders as meaninglessly as possible: ὄμματα δενδροκόμων ὀρέων ὑπερεξετάνυσσα - with a reproduction of the misapprehended ἦρα of the lxx. The expression in fact is אשּׂא, and not נשׂאתי. And the mountains towards which the psalmist raises his eyes are not any mountains whatsoever. In Ezekiel the designation of his native land from the standpoint of the Mesopotamian plain is "the mountains of Israel." His longing gaze is directed towards the district of these mountains, they are his ḳibla, i.e., the sight-point of his prayer, as of Daniel's, Daniel 6:11. To render "from which my help cometh" (Luther) is inadmissible. מאין is an interrogative even in Joshua 2:4, where the question is an indirect one. The poet looks up to the mountains, the mountains of his native land, the holy mountains (Psalm 133:3; Psalm 137:1; Psalm 125:2), when he longingly asks: whence will my help come? and to this question his longing desire itself returns the answer, that his help comes from no other quarter than from Jahve, the Maker of heaven and earth, from His who sits enthroned behind and upon these mountains, whose helpful power reaches to the remotest ends and corners of His creation, and with (עם) whom is help, i.e., both the willingness and the power to help, so that therefore help comes from nowhere but from (מן) Him alone. In Psalm 121:1 the poet has propounded a question, and in Psalm 121:2 replies to this question himself. In Psalm 121:3 and further the answering one goes on speaking to the questioner. The poet is himself become objective, and his Ego, calm in God, promises him comfort, by unfolding to him the joyful prospects contained in that hope in Jahve. The subjective אל expresses a negative in both cases with an emotional rejection of that which is absolutely impossible. The poet says to himself: He will, indeed, surely not abandon thy foot to the tottering (למּוט, as in Psalm 66:9, cf. Psalm 55:23), thy Keeper will surely not slumber; and then confirms the assertion that this shall not come to pass by heightening the expression in accordance with the step-like character of the Psalm: Behold the Keeper of Israel slumbereth not and sleepeth not, i.e., He does not fall into slumber from weariness, and His life is not an alternate waking and sleeping. The eyes of His providence are ever open over Israel.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Psalm 87:1-3 His foundation is in the holy mountains...

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name.

Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep...

2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Cross References
Psalm 9:14
that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 87:2
the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

Psalm 116:19
in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Jeremiah 7:2
"Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD.

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