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Psalms 50:2

    Psalms 50:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From Zion, most beautiful of places, God has sent out his light.

    Webster's Revision

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth.

    World English Bible

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 50:2

    Out of Zion - The place where God was worshipped, and where he dwelt. Compare the notes at Isaiah 2:3.

    The perfection of beauty - See the notes at Psalm 48:2.

    God hath shined - Has shined forth, or has caused light and splendor to appear. Compare Deuteronomy 33:2; Psalm 80:2; Psalm 94:1 (see the margin) The meaning here is, that the great principles which are to determine the destiny of mankind in the final judgment are those which proceed from Zion; or, those which are taught in the religion of Zion; they are those which are inculcated through the church of God. God has there made known his law; he has stated the principles on which he governs, and on which he will judge the world.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 50:2

    50:2 Zion - The place where he was supposed to reside, and where he would now sit in judgment. The perfection - The most amiable place of the whole world, because, of the presence and worship, and blessing of God. Shined - Hath manifested himself in a glorious manner.