Psalm 132:13
New International Version
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,

New Living Translation
For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home.

English Standard Version
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:

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

New King James Version
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place:

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it as His dwelling place.

NASB 1995
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

NASB 1977
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place:

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his home:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:”

American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for his habitation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH is pleased in Zion and he chose it a dwelling place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord has elected Sion, he has chosen her for a habitation for himself, saying,

Contemporary English Version
You have gladly chosen Zion as your home, our LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his dwelling.

English Revised Version
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

Good News Translation
The LORD has chosen Zion; he wants to make it his home:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD has chosen Zion. He wants it for his home.

International Standard Version
For the LORD has chosen Zion, desiring it as his dwelling place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation:

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH has fixed on Zion, He has desired [it] for a seat to Himself,

NET Bible
Certainly the LORD has chosen Zion; he decided to make it his home.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Remember David's Affliction
12If your sons keep My covenant and the testimony I will teach them, then their sons will also sit on your throne forever and ever.” 13For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home: 14“This is My resting place forever and ever; here I will dwell, for I have desired this home.…

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

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful in loftiness, the joy of all the earth, like the peaks of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the great King.

Psalm 68:16
Why do you gaze in envy, O mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain God chose for His dwelling, where the LORD will surely dwell forever.

Psalm 76:2
His tent is in Salem, His dwelling place in Zion.

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

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


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.

the Lord

Psalm 76:1,2
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel…

Psalm 78:68,69
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

Isaiah 14:32
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

he hath desired

Psalm 48:1-3
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness…

Psalm 68:16
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.

Psalm 87:2
The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.









(13) Zion.--The dynasty of David and the location of the sanctuary at Zion are intimately associated, as in Psalm 78:67-68. (Comp. Psalm 122:4-5.)

Verse 13. - For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. Here we are brought back again to the temple. Zion, the city of David, was also "the city of the great King" (Psalm 48:2) - the place where he had "set his Name" - which he was bound to protect and cherish. "As truly as God had chosen Zion, and made his habitation there, so certainly must he also raise up for David a branch, through which to his people concentrated there he will impart salvation" (Hengstenberg).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has chosen
בָחַ֣ר (ḇā·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

Zion;
בְּצִיּ֑וֹן (bə·ṣî·yō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

He has desired
אִ֝וָּ֗הּ (’iw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 183: To incline, desire

it for His home:
לְמוֹשָׁ֥ב (lə·mō·wō·šāḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers


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