New Living Translation
Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains, at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live, where the LORD himself will live forever?
King James Bible
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell there for ever.
World English Bible
Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
68:16 Leap - Why do you triumph and look upon Zion with contempt? He speaks to the hills by an usual figure. Will dwell - This hill, though despicable in your eyes, is precious in God's, and chosen by him for his perpetual residence.
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You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain--the place, O LORD, reserved for your own dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established.
Rather, you must seek the LORD your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes--the place where his name will be honored.
Remember that we are the people you chose long ago, the tribe you redeemed as your own special possession! And remember Jerusalem, your home here on earth.
He brought them to the border of his holy land, to this land of hills he had won for them.
A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korah. On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD.
He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel.
For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home.
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