New American Standard Bible
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.
King James Bible
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
Darby Bible Translation
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved;
World English Bible
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loved.
Young's Literal Translation
And He chooseth the tribe of Judah, With mount Zion that He loved,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But chose the tribe of Judah - He chose David of the tribe of Judah as ruler and king; he chose a place within the limits of Judah, to wit, Mount Zion, or Jerusalem, as the place where his worship was to be celebrated. Thus, the ancient prediction in regard to the supremacy of Judah was accomplished. Genesis 49:8-10.
The Mount Zion, which he loved - Which he chose, for which he had an affection. Compare Psalm 87:2.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
"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.
Of the sons of Judah, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,
"But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.
It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-- life forever.
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