Psalms 76:2

2 His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.

Psalms 76:2 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.
New Living Translation (NLT)
2 Jerusalem is where he lives; Mount Zion is his home.
The Message Bible (MSG)
2 He keeps a house in Salem, his own suite of rooms in Zion.
American Standard Version (ASV)
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, And his dwelling-place in Zion.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
2 His tent is in Salem. His home is in Zion.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
2 His tent is in Salem, His dwelling place in Zion.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
2 His tent is in Jerusalem. The place where he lives is on Mount 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 renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great.
2 His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.
4 You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.
5 The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 14:18; Hebrews 7:1
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 5:7; Psalms 2:6
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