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Psalms 78:54

    Psalms 78:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, To this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he was their guide to his holy land, even to the mountain, which his right hand had made his;

    Webster's Revision

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, To this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.

    World English Bible

    He brought them to the border of his sanctuary, to this mountain, which his right hand had taken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:54

    The border of his sanctuary - קדשו kodsho, "of his holy place," that is, the land of Canaan, called afterwards the mountain which his right hand had purchased; because it was a mountainous country, widely differing from Egypt, which was a long, continued, and almost perfect level.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:54

    And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary - The Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate render this, "to the mountain of his holiness"; that is, his holy mountain. But the reference is rather to the whole land of Canaan. He brought them to the borders of that land - the land of promise - the holy land. They who came out from Egypt did not indeed enter that land, except Caleb and Joshua, but they were conveyed to its borders before all of them fell. It was true also that the people - the Hebrew people - came to the promised land, and secured its possession.

    Even to this mountain - Mount Zion, for the object of the psalm was to show that the worship of God was properly celebrated there. See Psalm 78:68. The meaning is not that the people who came out of Egypt actually inherited that mountain, but that their descendants - the people of God - had been put in possession of it.

    Which his right hand had purchased - Had procured, or obtained possession of. That is, he had secured it by his power.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:54

    78:54 Holy place - The land of Canaan, separated by God from all other lands. Mountain - The mountainous country of Canaan; the word mountain is often used in scripture for a mountainous country.