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Psalms 78:69

    Psalms 78:69 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he has established for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he built his sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which he hath established for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he made his holy place like the high heaven, like the earth which is fixed by him for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    And he built his sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which he hath established for ever.

    World English Bible

    He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he has established forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:69

    He built his sanctuary like high palaces - כמו רמים kemo ramim, which several of the Versions understand of the monoceros or rhinoceros. The temple of God at Jerusalem was the only one in the land, and stood as prominent on Mount Zion as the horn of the unicorn or rhinoceros does upon his snout. And there he established his ark, to go no more out as long as the temple should last. Before this time it was frequently in a migratory state, not only in the wilderness, but afterwards in the promised land. See the notes on Psalm 78:60 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:69

    And he built his sanctuary - His holy place; that is, his tabernacle. The temple was not then built; and, when reared, it was not on Mount Zion, but on Mount Moriah. The name Zion, however, was often given to the whole city.

    Like high palaces - The word palaces is not in the original. The Hebrew means simply high places, like hills or mountains. The meaning is, that his sanctuary was exalted, as if it were placed on a high hill. It was a conspicuous object; it could be seen from afar; it was the most prominent thing in the land. See the notes at Isaiah 2:2.

    Like the earth - Permanent and established.

    Which he hath established for ever - Margin, as in Hebrew, founded. The earth is often represented as founded or established on a solid basis, and thus becomes an emblem of stability and perpetuity.