Zion, As A Symbol

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Psalm 76:2

His den has been in Salem, his lair in Zion.

Psalm 132:13-14

For Yahweh has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation. "This [is] my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

Joel 3:17

And you will know that I, Yahweh your God, [am] dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem will be [a place of] holiness, and strangers will pass through [it] no longer.

Psalm 9:14

so that I may tell of all your praises. In the gates of the daughter of Zion let me rejoice in your salvation.

Isaiah 52:1-2

Awake! Awake; put on your strength, Zion! Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, {holy city}! For [the] uncircumcised and [the] unclean shall not {continue to} enter you any longer. Shake yourself free from [the] dust! Rise up; sit, Jerusalem! Free yourselves [from] the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion!

Lamentations 2:8-10

Yahweh has planned to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion. He measured [with] a line; he has not restrained his hand from destroying; he caused rampart and wall to mourn; together they have languished away. Her gates have sunk into the earth; he has ruined and broken her bars, her kings and its princes [are] among the nations; there is no more law. Also, her prophets have not found a revelation from Yahweh. They sit on the ground, the elders of the daughter of Zion are silent. They cast dust on their head, they have put on sackcloth; the young women of Jerusalem have bowed their head down to the ground.

Micah 4:6-8

"In that day," {declares Yahweh,} "I will assemble the one who limps, and I will gather the one who has been scattered, and [those] whom I have mistreated. And I will make the one who limps a remnant, and the one driven far away a strong nation, and Yahweh will reign over them on Mount Zion from now to forever. And you, O Migdal-Eder, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, and the former dominion will come, [the] reign of the daughter of Jerusalem.

John 12:15

"Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion! Behold, your king is coming, seated on the foal of a donkey!"

Psalm 78:68

but chose the tribe of Judah, {Mount Zion} that he loved.

Jeremiah 14:19

Have you completely rejected Judah? Or has your soul loathed Zion? Why have you struck us so that there is no healing for us? We hope for peace, but there is no good, and for a time of healing, but look, there is terror.

Lamentations 2:1

How, {in his anger}, the Lord has covered the daughter of Zion in a cloud! He has thrown down from heavens [to] earth the splendor of Israel, and he has not remembered his footstool in the day of {his anger}.

Psalm 87:2

Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Psalm 102:13-16

You rise up and take pity on Zion, because [it is] time to favor it, for [the] appointed time has come. Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to its dust. Then [the] nations will fear the name of Yahweh, and all the kings of the earth your glory.read more.
For Yahweh will rebuild Zion; he will appear in his glory.

Psalm 133:3

[It is] like the dew of Hermon that runs down upon the mountains of Zion, because there Yahweh commanded the blessing-- life forever.

Psalm 132:13-16

For Yahweh has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation. "This [is] my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will bless its provisions abundantly; I will satisfy its poor with bread.read more.
I will also clothe its priests with salvation, and its faithful will shout exuberantly for joy.

Psalm 147:12-14

Laud Yahweh, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion, for he strengthens the bars of your gates. He blesses your children within you; [he] makes your border peaceful; he satisfies you with [the] {finest of wheat}.

Jeremiah 26:18

"Micah the Morashtite was prophesying in the days of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, and he said to all the people of Judah, {saying}: 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts, "Zion will be plowed, and Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the {temple} as high places of wood." '

Micah 3:12

Therefore on account of you Zion will be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem will be a heap of rubble, and {the temple mount} as a high place [in] a forest.

Isaiah 1:8-9

And the daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a shelter in a cucumber field, like a city that is besieged. If Yahweh of hosts had not left us survivors, we would have been as few as Sodom, we would have become like Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 6:2-5

The lovely and the delicate, the daughter of Jerusalem, I will destroy. Shepherds and their flocks will come against her, they will pitch [their] tents against her all around, they will pasture, each his {portion}. {Sanctify} war against her. Arise, and let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day turns, for [the] shadows of evening are lengthened.read more.
Arise, and let us attack by night, and let us destroy her citadel fortresses."

Joel 2:1-2

Blow [the] trumpet in Zion, and sound the alarm on {my holy mountain}! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of Yahweh [is] coming --[it is] indeed near. A day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloud and thick darkness, like the dawn spreads on the mountains, a great and strong army! There has been nothing like it from old, and after it nothing will be again {for generations to come}.

Psalm 46:4-7

[There is] a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holiest of the dwellings of the Most High. God [is] in the midst of her; she will not be made to totter. God will help her {at daybreak}. Nations roar, kingdoms shake; he utters his voice, [the] earth melts.read more.
Yahweh of hosts [is] with us; our [high] stronghold [is] the God of Jacob. Selah

Psalm 48:1-14

Yahweh [is] great and very worthy of praise in the city of our God, in his {holy mountain}. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, [is] {Mount Zion}, {in the far north}, [the] city of [the] great king. God [is] in her citadels; he is known as a [high] stronghold.read more.
For see, the kings assembled; they advanced together. {They themselves saw} [it], so they were astonished. They were terrified; they ran off. Trembling seized them there-- pain as of a woman in labor. With an east wind you shatter the ships of Tarshish. As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of Yahweh of hosts, in the city of our God. God will establish her forever. Selah We have pondered your loyal love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As [is] your name, O God, so [is] your praise to [the] ends of [the] earth. Your right hand is full of righteousness. Let {Mount Zion} rejoice; let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments. Walk about Zion and circle it; count her towers. {Consider well} her ramparts. Go through her citadels so that you can tell [the] next generation that this [is] God, our God forever and ever. {He himself} will guide us until death.

Psalm 125:1-2

Those who trust in Yahweh [are] like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, [but] abides forever. [As] mountains [are] round about Jerusalem, so Yahweh [is] round about his people, from now until forever.

Isaiah 37:22-23

this [is] the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: She shows contempt for you; she derides you, virgin daughter of Zion; she shakes [her] head behind you, daughter of Jerusalem. Whom have you taunted and blasphemed, and against whom have you raised up [your] voice and lifted your eyes upward? To the holy one of Israel!

2 Kings 19:21-22

This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: She despises you, she scorns you, the virgin daughter of Zion. Behind you the daughter of Jerusalem shakes [her] head. Whom have you mocked and reviled? And against whom have you have raised [your] voice and have haughtily lifted your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Joel 3:16

And Yahweh roars from Zion; from Jerusalem he utters his voice, and [the] heavens and [the] earth shake. But Yahweh [is] a refuge for his people, and a protection for the children of Israel.

Jeremiah 30:17-22

For I will present healing to you, and I will heal you of your wounds,' {declares} Yahweh. 'Because they have called you an outcast, [saying], "It is Zion, there is no [one who] cares for her." ' Thus says Yahweh: 'Look, I [will] restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob, and I will have compassion on his dwellings, and [the] city will be rebuilt upon its mound, and [the] citadel fortress will stand on its rightful site. And thanksgiving and [the] sound of merrymakers will come out from them, and I will make them numerous, and they will not be few. And I will make them honored, and they will not be lowly.read more.
And their children will be as of old, and their community will be established {before me}. And I will punish all their oppressors. And their noble will be from them, and their ruler will come out from their midst. And I will bring him near and he will approach me. For who [is] he that would pledge his heart to approach me?' {declares} Yahweh. 'And you will be to me a people, and I will be to you God.'"

Psalm 126:1-3

When Yahweh restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like dreamers. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing. Then they said among the nations, "Yahweh has done great [things] for these [people]." Yahweh has done great [things] for us; we are glad.

Jeremiah 29:10-14

For thus says Yahweh, '{As soon as the time has passed}, seventy years for Babylon, I will attend to you, and I will fulfill my good word to you, to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans that I [am] planning concerning you,' {declares} Yahweh, 'plans for prosperity and not for harm, to give to you a future and a hope. Then [when] you call me, and you come and pray to me, then I will listen to you.read more.
When you search for me, then you will find [me], if you seek me with all your heart. And I will let myself be found by you,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and I will restore your fortunes, and I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places to which I have driven you,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and I will bring you back to the place from which I deported you.'

Jeremiah 31:38-40

"Look, days [are] coming," {declares} Yahweh, "and the city will be rebuilt for Yahweh, from the Tower of Hananel [to] the Corner Gate. And {the measuring line} will still go out immediately in front [of] it to the hill of Gareb, and it will turn [to] Goah. And the whole of the valley [of] the corpses, and the ashes, and all the cultivated fields up to the wadi of Kidron, up to the corner of the Gate of the Horses [toward the] east [will be] holy to Yahweh. It will not be uprooted, and it will not be overthrown again {forever}."

Micah 4:6-7

"In that day," {declares Yahweh,} "I will assemble the one who limps, and I will gather the one who has been scattered, and [those] whom I have mistreated. And I will make the one who limps a remnant, and the one driven far away a strong nation, and Yahweh will reign over them on Mount Zion from now to forever.

Zechariah 9:9-10

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king comes to you; he [is] righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a male donkey, {the foal of} a female donkey! And I will cut off [the] chariot from Ephraim, and [the] horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion [will be] from sea to sea, and from [the] River to [the] ends of [the] earth.

Isaiah 62:11-12

Look! Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to daughter Zion, "Look, your salvation [is] coming! Look, his reward [is] with him, and his reward before him. And they shall call them "The {Holy People}, The Redeemed Of Yahweh," and {you} shall be called "Sought After, A City Is Not Forsaken."

Micah 4:8

And you, O Migdal-Eder, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, and the former dominion will come, [the] reign of the daughter of Jerusalem.

Psalm 102:21-22

so that [they may] make known in Zion the name of Yahweh, and his praise in Jerusalem, when the peoples assemble, together with kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.

Psalm 87:4-6

I will record those who know me [in] Rahab and Babylon, behold [in] Philistia and Tyre with Cush, "This one was born there." But with respect to Zion it shall be said, "{Each one} was born in her," for the Most High himself will establish her. Yahweh will record in writing [the] peoples, "This [one] was born there." Selah

Isaiah 2:2-4

And it shall happen in the future of the days the mountain of the house of Yahweh [shall] be established; it will be among the highest of the mountains, and it shall be raised from [the] hills. All [of] the nations shall travel to him; many peoples shall come. And they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob, and may he teach us part of his ways, and let us walk in his paths." For instruction shall go out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations and he shall arbitrate for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. A nation shall not lift up a sword against a nation, and they shall not learn war again.

Micah 4:1-3

And it will be [that] at the end of those days, the mountain of Yahweh will be established as the highest of the mountains, and it will be lifted up above the hills, and people will stream to it. And many nations will come and say, "Come! Let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the {temple} of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways, and that we may walk in his paths," for the law will go out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. And he will judge between many peoples and will arbitrate for strong nations far away; and they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up a sword against a nation, and they will no longer learn war.

Isaiah 56:3-7

And do not let the {foreigner} [who] joins himself to Yahweh say, "Surely Yahweh will separate me from his people." And do not let the eunuch say, "Look! I [am] a dry tree!" For thus says Yahweh, "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose that in which I delight, and who keep hold of my covenant. And I will give them a monument and a name in my house and within my walls, better than sons and daughters; I will give him an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.read more.
And the {foreigners} [who] join themselves to Yahweh to serve him and to love the name of Yahweh, to become his servants, every one who keeps [the] Sabbath, {so as not to profane} it, and those who keep hold of my covenant, I will bring them to {my holy mountain}; I will make them merry in my house of prayer. their burnt offerings and their sacrifices {will be accepted} on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,"

Zechariah 14:16

{And then} every survivor from all those nations coming against Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship [the] king, Yahweh of hosts, and celebrate the Feast of Booths.

Hebrews 12:22-23

But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to tens of thousands of angels, to the festal gathering and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous [people] made perfect,

Romans 9:33

just as it is written, "Behold, I am laying in Zion {a stone that causes people to stumble}, and {a rock that causes them to fall}, and the one who believes in him will not be put to shame."

1 Peter 2:6

For it stands in scripture, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a chosen [and] precious cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."

Isaiah 8:14

And he will become like a sanctuary and a stumbling-stone, and like a stumbling-rock for the two houses of Israel, like a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Hebrews 11:16

But now they aspire to a better [land], that is, a heavenly [one]. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Revelation 14:1

And I looked, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him one hundred forty-four thousand who had his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.

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