Psalms 76:2

2 His tent is in Salem. His home is in Zion.

Psalms 76:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 76:2

In Salem also is his tabernacle
That is, in Jerusalem, as the Targum expresses it, where the tabernacle of Moses and the ark of the covenant were, and afterwards the temple of Solomon, which the Targum here calls the house of the sanctuary; and may be interpreted of the human nature of Christ, the true tabernacle which God pitched, and not man, in which the divine word when he was made flesh dwelt or tabernacled among the Jews at Jerusalem, and in other parts of Judea, ( Hebrews 8:2 ) ( John 1:14 ) . Salem or Jerusalem often signifies the church of God in Gospel times, in the midst of which Christ resides, and where he grants his gracious presence, ( Hebrews 12:22-24 ) and in the New Jerusalem the tabernacle of God will be with men, and he will dwell among them, ( Revelation 21:2 Revelation 21:3 ) . The Septuagint translate the word, and render it, "in peace", as in ( Hebrews 7:2 ) , the God of peace dwells among those that live in peace, ( 2 Corinthians 13:11 ) ,

and his dwelling place in Zion;
where the ark was brought by David, and the temple was built by Solomon, into which, as rebuilt by Zerubbabel, Christ came, and here he preached; a figure of the church, which is his habitation.

Psalms 76:2 In-Context

1 God is known in Judah. His name is great in Israel.
2 His tent is in Salem. His home is in Zion.
3 There he destroyed flaming arrows, shields, swords, and weapons of war. Selah
4 You are the radiant one. You are more majestic than the ancient mountains.
5 Brave people were robbed. They died. None of the warriors were able to lift a hand.
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