Psalms 132:13

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

Psalms 132:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 132:13

For the Lord hath chosen Zion
Not only to build upon it the temple in a literal sense, and for the place of his worship; but also for the seat of his majesty, and over which he has set his Son as King; and all this from the love he bears to Zion, which, in a figurative and spiritual sense, is his church; whom he has chosen to privileges, to grace and glory, and for his service and honour; see ( Psalms 78:67 Psalms 78:68 ) ;

he hath desired [it] for his habitation;
heaven is the habitation of his holiness and glory; Christ is his dwelling place, in whom all the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily: yet his desire is to his church and people; his heart is set upon them, and upon their salvation; his delight is in them, and he takes pleasure in walking with them, and dwelling among them; they being built up an habitation for God through the Spirit; see ( Psalms 68:16 ) ( 2 Corinthians 6:16 ) ( Ephesians 2:22 ) .

Psalms 132:13 In-Context

11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.