Psalm 132:13
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New American Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah hath fixed on Zion, He hath desired it for a seat to Himself,

Psalm 132:13 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For the Lord hath chosen Zion - He has selected it as the place where he will abide; the seat of his religion. This is a new plea or argument, and shows that the psalm had reference to Zion or Jerusalem, as then in danger, or as having been in danger. See the notes at Psalm 48:1-2.

He hath desired it for his habitation - A place where to abide. Its had selected this as the permanent place of his worship.

Psalm 132:13 Parallel Commentaries

Promises and Threatenings
'And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do. 2. That the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared unto him at Gibeon. 3. And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before Me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put My name there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Exodus 15:17
"You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Psalm 48:1
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.

Psalm 68:16
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.

Psalm 76:2
His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion.

Psalm 78:68
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.

Psalm 83:12
Who said, "Let us possess for ourselves The pastures of God."

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