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Psalms 69:35

    Psalms 69:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For God will be the saviour of Zion, and the builder of the towns of Judah; so that it may be their resting-place and heritage.

    Webster's Revision

    For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; And they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

    World English Bible

    For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. They shall settle there, and own it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah; and they shall abide there, and have it in possession.

    Definitions for Psalms 69:35

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:35

    God will save Zion - This fixes the Psalm to the time of the captivity. There was no Zion belonging to the Jews in the time of Saul, when those suppose the Psalm to be written who make David the author; for David after he came to the throne, won the stronghold of Zion from the Jebusites. 2 Samuel 5:7; 1 Chronicles 11:5.

    Will build the cities of Judah - This refers to the return from the captivity, when all the destroyed cities should be rebuilt, and the Jews repossess their forfeited heritages. Some apply this to the redemption of the human race; and suppose that Zion is the type of the Christian Church into which the Gentiles were to be called. What evangelists and apostles apply to our Lord, we safely may. What others see so clearly in this Psalm relative to Gospel matters, I cannot discern.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:35

    For God will save Zion - See the notes at Psalm 51:18. That is, he will save his people; he will protect and defend them. This expresses the confident assurance of the psalmist that, whatever might be the existing troubles, God would not forsake his people, but would interpose in their behalf.

    And will build the cities of Judah - Though they may now lie waste, or be desolate. See the notes at Psalm 51:18. The general idea here is, that God would be favorable to his land; that he would give success and prosperity to his people; that he would manifest his mercy to them. There is no necessity from the language used here to suppose, as DeWette and Rosenmuller do, that there is an allusion to the time of the exile, and to the restoration of the Jews from Babylon, and that consequently either the whole psalm must have been composed at that time - or (as Rosenmuller supposes) that the last verses of the psalm were added by a later hand, and that thus the whole psalm was adapted to the time of the exile. From Psalm 69:9 it would seem that, when the psalm was composed, the place of public worship was still standing, and the language here, as in Psalm 51:18, is so general that it might have been employed at any time.

    That they may dwell there ... - That his people may dwell there according to the ancient promise. The idea is, that he would be the protector of his people, and that all his promises to them would be fulfilled.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:35

    69:35 Sion - His church and people. They - His servants, as is explained in the following verse . There - In the literal Canaan for a long time, in the heavenly Canaan for ever.