Parallel Verses

Amplified

For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His habitation:

New American Standard Bible

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

King James Version

For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

Holman Bible

For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His home:

International Standard Version

For the LORD has chosen Zion, desiring it as his dwelling place.

A Conservative Version

For LORD has chosen Zion. He has desired it for his habitation.

American Standard Version

For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for his habitation.

Darby Translation

For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his dwelling:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired her for his habitation.

Julia Smith Translation

For Jehovah chose in Zion; for he desired it for a dwelling to himself.

King James 2000

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For Yahweh has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling-place.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the LORD hath chosen Zion, to be a habitation for himself; he hath longed for her.

NET Bible

Certainly the Lord has chosen Zion; he decided to make it his home.

New Heart English Bible

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling.

The Emphasized Bible

For Yahweh hath chosen Zion, - He hath desired it as a dwelling for himself:

Webster

For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

World English Bible

For Yahweh has chosen Zion. He has desired it for his habitation.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Jehovah hath fixed on Zion, He hath desired it for a seat to Himself,

References

Context Readings

David And Zion Chosen

12 If your children will keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children also shall sit upon your throne forever. 13 For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His habitation: 14 This is My resting-place forever [says the Lord]; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.


Cross References

Psalm 68:16

Why do you look with grudging and envy, you many-peaked mountains, at the mountain [of the city called Zion] which God has desired for His dwelling place? Yes, the Lord will dwell in it forever.

Psalm 48:1-3

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,

Psalm 76:1-2

In Judah God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel.

Psalm 78:68-69

But He chose the tribe of Judah [as Israel's leader], Mount Zion, which He loved [to replace Shiloh as His capital].

Psalm 87:2

The Lord loves the gates of Zion [through which the crowds of pilgrims enter from all nations] more than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).

Isaiah 14:32

What then shall one answer the messengers of the [Philistine] nation? That the Lord has founded Zion, and in her shall the poor and afflicted of His people trust and find refuge.

Hebrews 12:22

But rather, you have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal gathering,

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