New International Version
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.
King James Bible
And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
And he built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he hath founded for ever.
World English Bible
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he has established forever.
Young's Literal Translation
And buildeth His sanctuary as a high place, Like the earth, He founded it to the age.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He built his sanctuary like high palaces - כמו רמים kemo ramim, which several of the Versions understand of the monoceros or rhinoceros. The temple of God at Jerusalem was the only one in the land, and stood as prominent on Mount Zion as the horn of the unicorn or rhinoceros does upon his snout. And there he established his ark, to go no more out as long as the temple should last. Before this time it was frequently in a migratory state, not only in the wilderness, but afterwards in the promised land. See the notes on Psalm 78:60 (note).
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established. Heb. founded.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance-- the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.
Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
Judah became God's sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The enemy said of you, "Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession."'
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