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Psalms 78:60

    Psalms 78:60 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that he went away from the holy place in Shiloh, the tent which he had put among men;

    Webster's Revision

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;

    World English Bible

    So that he forsook the tent of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

    Definitions for Psalms 78:60

    Forsook - To have left in an abandoned condition.
    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:60

    He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh - The Lord, offended with the people, and principally with the priests, who had profaned his holy worship, gave up his ark into the hands of the Philistines. And so true it is that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, that he never returned to it again. See 1 Samuel 6:1; 2 Samuel 6; 1 Kings 8:1; where the several removals of the ark are spoken of, and which explain the remaining part of this Psalm. Because God suffered the Philistines to take the ark, it is said, Psalm 78:61 : "He delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand;" and Psalm 78:67, that "he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim;" for Shiloh was in the tribe of Ephraim the son of Joseph; and God did not suffer his ark to return thither, but to go to Kirjath-jearim, which was in the tribe of Benjamin, from thence to the house of Obed-edom: and so to Zion in the tribe of Judah, as it follows, Psalm 78:68.

    The tabernacle which Moses had constructed in the wilderness remained at Shiloh even after the ark was taken by the Philistines and afterwards sent to Kirjath-jearim. From Shiloh it was transported to Nob; afterwards to Gibeon, apparently under the reign of Saul; and it was there at the commencement of Solomon's reign, for this prince went thither to offer sacrifices, 1 Kings 3:4. From the time in which the temple was built, we know not what became of the tabernacle of Moses: it was probably laid up in some of the chambers of the temple. See Calmet.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:60

    So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh - The tabernacle or tent which had been erected at Shiloh. He forsook that as a place where he was to be worshipped; that is, he caused his tabernacle, or his place of worship, to be erected in another place, to wit, on Mount Zion. See Psalm 78:68. The name Shiloh means properly a place of rest, and seems to have been given to this place as such a place, or as a place where the ark might abide after its migrations. Shiloh was a city within the limits of the tribe of Ephraim, on a mountain north of Bethel. Here the ark of God remained for many years after it came into the promised land. Joshua 18:1; Judges 18:31; Judges 21:12, Judges 21:19; 1 Samuel 1:3, 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 2:14; 1 Samuel 4:3-4. The ark, after it was taken by the Philistines, was never returned to Shiloh, but was deposited successively at Nob 1 Samuel 21:1-6, and at Gibeon 1 Kings 3:4, until David pitched a tabernacle for it on Mount Zion 1 Chronicles 15:1. The meaning here is, that in consequence of the sins of the people, the place of worship was finally and forever removed from the tribe of Ephraim, within whose limits Shiloh was, to the tribe of Judah, and to Mount Zion.

    The tent which he placed among men - It was the place which he selected as his abode on earth.