Psalms 78:68

68 Instead, he chose the tribe of Judah, the mountain of Zion, which he loves.

Psalms 78:68 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:68

But chose the tribe of Judah
Both to be the seat of kingly power and government, and of religious worship; the latter is chiefly designed. Jerusalem was, at least part of it, in the tribe of Judah: here David, who was of that tribe, dwelt, and Solomon his son, and all the kings of Judah afterwards; here the temple was built, into which the ark of the covenant was put, and whither the tribes went up to worship

the mount Zion, which he loved;
where was the city of David; into which the ark was brought when removed from Gibeah, and on part of which the temple was built: the choice of this place, for such a purpose, was from love, ( Psalms 87:2 ) , it was typical of the church, the choice of which also arises from the everlasting and unchangeable love of God to it.

Psalms 78:68 In-Context

66 God beat back his foes; he made them an everlasting disgrace.
67 God rejected the tent of Joseph and didn't choose the tribe of Ephraim.
68 Instead, he chose the tribe of Judah, the mountain of Zion, which he loves.
69 God built his sanctuary like the highest heaven and like the earth, which he established forever.
70 And God chose David, his servant, taking him from the sheepfolds.