New International Version
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
King James Bible
The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion more than all the habitations of Jacob.
World English Bible
Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is loving the gates of Zion Above all the tabernacles of Jacob.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob - That is, he preferred Zion for his habitation, to be the place of his temple and sanctuary, before any other place in the promised land. Mystically, the Lord prefers the Christian Church to the Jewish: the latter was only a type of the former; and had no glory by reason of the glory that excelleth. To this position no exception can be made.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether Pain is a Passion of the Soul?
Objection 1: It would seem that pain is not a passion of the soul. Because no passion of the soul is in the body. But pain can be in the body, since Augustine says (De Vera Relig. xii), that "bodily pain is a sudden corruption of the well-being of that thing which the soul, by making evil use of it, made subject to corruption." Therefore pain is not a passion of the soul. Objection 2: Further, every passion of the soul belongs to the appetitive faculty. But pain does not belong to the appetitive, …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Golden Calf
They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
Then he rejected the tents of Joseph, he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.
Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem.
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