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Psalms 2:6

Context

2:6 “I myself 1  have installed 2  my king

on Zion, my holy hill.”

Psalms 15:1

Context
Psalm 15 3 

A psalm of David.

15:1 Lord, who may be a guest in your home? 4 

Who may live on your holy hill? 5 

Psalms 48:1

Context
Psalm 48 6 

A song, a psalm by the Korahites.

48:1 The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise

in the city of our God, 7  his holy hill.

Psalms 87:1

Context
Psalm 87 8 

Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song.

87:1 The Lord’s city is in the holy hills. 9 

1 tn The first person pronoun appears before the first person verbal form for emphasis, reflected in the translation by “myself.”

2 tn Or perhaps “consecrated.”

3 sn Psalm 15. This psalm describes the character qualities that one must possess to be allowed access to the divine presence.

4 tn Heb “Who may live as a resident alien in your tent?”

5 sn In this context the Lord’s holy hill probably refers to Zion/Jerusalem. See Isa 66:20; Joel 2:1; 3:17; Zech 8:3; Pss 2:6; 43:3; 48:1; 87:1; Dan 9:16.

6 sn Psalm 48. This so-called “Song of Zion” celebrates the greatness and glory of the Lord’s dwelling place, Jerusalem. His presence in the city elevates it above all others and assures its security.

7 sn The city of our God is Jerusalem, which is also referred to here as “his holy hill,” that is, Zion (see v. 2, as well as Isa 66:20; Joel 2:1; 3:17; Zech 8:3; Pss 2:6; 15:1; 43:3; 87:1; Dan 9:16).

8 sn Psalm 87. The psalmist celebrates the Lord’s presence in Zion and the special status of its citizens.

9 tn Heb “his foundation [is] in the hills of holiness.” The expression “his foundation” refers here by metonymy to the Lord’s dwelling place in Zion. The “hills” are the ones surrounding Zion (see Pss 125:2; 133:3).



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