Psalms 76:2

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place 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 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
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