Verse 68. But chose the tribe of Judah. To give the nation another trial this tribe was elected to supremacy. This was according to Jacob's dying prophecy. Our Lord sprang out of Judah, and he it is whom his brethren shall praise.
The Mount Zion which he loved. The tabernacle and ark were removed to Zion during the reign of David; no honour was left to the wayward Ephraimites. Hard by this mountain the Father of the Faithful had offered up his only son, and there in future days the great gatherings of his chosen seed would be, and therefore Zion is said to be lovely unto God.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 67-68. Refused. Chose not. Chose. See Psalms on "Psalms 78:67" for further information.
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS