Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
A song, a psalm by the Korahites. The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise in the city of our God, his holy hill.
People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. (Selah)
2 Chronicles 6:6
But now I have chosen Jerusalem as a place to live, and I have chosen David to lead my people Israel.'
I will shield this city and rescue it for the sake of my reputation and because of my promise to David my servant."'"
The children of your oppressors will come bowing to you; all who treated you with disrespect will bow down at your feet. They will call you, 'The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'
But you have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly
And I saw the holy city -- the new Jerusalem -- descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband.
Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing everything I am commanding you -- your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, and all your choice votive offerings which you devote to him.
As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the sovereign One, and resides in the protective shadow of the mighty king --
A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day. It is fitting to thank the Lord, and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One!
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
With what should I enter the Lord's presence? With what should I bow before the sovereign God? Should I enter his presence with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?
I will make streams flow down the slopes and produce springs in the middle of the valleys. I will turn the desert into a pool of water and the arid land into springs.