Psalms 135:21

21 Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Psalms 135:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
ESV
21 Blessed be the LORD from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD!
NLT
21 The LORD be praised from Zion, for he lives here in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD !
MSG
21 Oh, blessed be God of Zion, First Citizen of Jerusalem! Hallelujah!
CSB
21 May the Lord be praised from Zion; He dwells in Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Psalms 135:21 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 135:21

Blessed be the Lord out of Zion
This, according to Aben Ezra, was the formula of blessing to be used by the houses of Israel, Aaron, and Levi, and all that feared God; or a direction to them in what manner they should bless him; and may both point out the persons that were to bless, and the place where; those that were inhabitants of Zion, where praise waited for the Lord, and was his due; and the blessings and benefits he was to be praised for, such as came out of Zion, strength from the Lord there, the rod of his strength, the word of the Gospel, and the Saviour himself;

which dwelleth at Jerusalem;
in the temple there; and which distinguishes him from the idols of the Heathens before mentioned; and who dwells in the heavenly Jerusalem, in Gospel churches; and will dwell in the New Jerusalem, where his tabernacle will be with men, ( Revelation 21:3 ) ;

praise ye the Lord;
or "hallelujah"; and so the psalm ends as it begun, being from first to last an exhortation to praise.

Psalms 135:21 In-Context

19 All you Israelites, praise the LORD; house of Aaron, praise the LORD;
20 house of Levi, praise the LORD; you who fear him, praise the LORD.
21 Praise be to the LORD from Zion, to him who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 128:5; Psalms 134:3
  • 2. S 1 Kings 8:13; S 2 Chronicles 6:2