Psalms 68:16

NET ©

Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, at the mountain where God has decided to live? Indeed the Lord will live there permanently!

NIV ©

Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell for ever?

NASB ©

Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.

NLT ©

Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains, at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live, where the LORD himself will live forever?

MSG ©

All you mountains not chosen, sulk now, and feel sorry for yourselves, For this is the mountain God has chosen to live on; he'll rule from this mountain forever.

BBE ©

Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever.

NRSV ©

Why do you look with envy, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, where the LORD will reside forever?

NKJV ©

Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.

KJV
Why leap
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ye, ye high
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hills
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[this is] the hill
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[which] God
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desireth
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to dwell in
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yea, the LORD
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will dwell
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[in it] for ever
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HEBREW
xunl
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Nksy
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hwhy
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Pa
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wtbsl
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Myhla
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dmx
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rhh
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Mynnbg
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Myrh
<02022>
Nwdurt
<07520>
hml
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(68:16)
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LXXM
(67:17) ina
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CONJ
ti
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I-ASN
upolambanete
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V-PAI-2P
orh
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N-NPN
teturwmena
 
V-RPPNP
to
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T-NSN
orov
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N-NSN
o
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R-ASN
eudokhsen
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V-AAI-3S
o
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T-NSM
yeov
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N-NSM
katoikein
 
V-PAN
en
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PREP
autw
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D-DSM
kai
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CONJ
gar
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PRT
o
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T-NSM
kuriov
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N-NSM
kataskhnwsei
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V-FAI-3S
eiv
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PREP
telov
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N-ASN
NET © [draft] ITL
Why
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do you look with envy
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, O mountains
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with many peaks
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, at the mountain
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where God
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has decided to live
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? Indeed
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the Lord
<03068>
will live
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there permanently
<05331>
!
NET © Notes

tn The meaning of the Hebrew verb רָצַד (ratsad), translated here “look with envy,” is uncertain; it occurs only here in the OT. See BDB 952-53. A cognate verb occurs in later Aramaic with the meaning “to lie in wait; to watch” (Jastrow 1492 s.v. רְצַד).

tn Perhaps the apparent plural form should be read as a singular with enclitic mem (ם; later misinterpreted as a plural ending). The preceding verse has the singular form.

tn Heb “[at] the mountain God desires for his dwelling place.” The reference is to Mount Zion/Jerusalem.

tn The Hebrew particle אַף (’af) has an emphasizing function here.

tn The word “there” is supplied in the translation for clarification.