Psalm 68:16
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New International Version
why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?

New Living Translation
Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains, at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live, where the LORD himself will live forever?

English Standard Version
Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?

New American Standard Bible
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.

King James Bible
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks, at the mountain God desired for His dwelling? The LORD will live there forever!

International Standard Version
You mountains of many peaks, why do you watch with envy the mountain in which God has chosen to dwell? Indeed, the LORD will live there forever.

NET Bible
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, at the mountain where God has decided to live? Indeed the LORD will live there permanently!

New Heart English Bible
Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, the LORD will dwell there forever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
What do you seek in the ridged mountains? The mountain that God has chosen for himself to dwell in, Lord Jehovah will dwell in it to eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why do you look with envy, you mountains with many peaks, at the mountain where God has chosen to live? Certainly, the LORD will live there forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why look ye askance, ye mountains of peaks, At the mountain which God hath desired for His abode? Yea, the LORD will dwell therein for ever.

New American Standard 1977
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks,
            At the mountain which God has desired for His abode?
            Surely, the LORD will dwell there forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why leap ye, ye high mountains? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it forever.

American King James Version
Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

American Standard Version
Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.

Darby Bible Translation
Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell [there] for ever.

English Revised Version
Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, at the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why leap ye, ye lofty hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

World English Bible
Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
68:15-21 The ascension of Christ must here be meant, and thereto it is applied, Eph 4:8. He received as the purchase of his death, the gifts needful for the conversion of sinners, and the salvation of believers. These he continually bestows, even on rebellious men, that the Lord God might dwell among them, as their Friend and Father. He gave gifts to men. Having received power to give eternal life, the Lord Jesus bestows it on as many as were given him, Joh 17:2. Christ came to a rebellious world, not to condemn it, but that through him it might be saved. The glory of Zion's King is, that he is a Saviour and Benefactor to all his willing people, and a consuming fire to all that persist in rebellion against him. So many, so weighty are the gifts of God's bounty, that he may be truly said to load us with them. He will not put us off with present things for a portion, but will be the God of our salvation. The Lord Jesus has authority and power to rescue his people from the dominion of death, by taking away the sting of it from them when they die, and giving them complete victory over it when they rise again. The crown of the head, the chief pride and glory of the enemy, shall be smitten; Christ shall crush the head of the serpent.
Study Bible
Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!
15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan. 16Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever. 17The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:17
"You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Deuteronomy 12:5
"But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.

Psalm 74:2
Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

Psalm 78:54
So He brought them to His holy land, To this hill country which His right hand had gained.

Psalm 87:1
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psalm 87:2
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

Psalm 132:14
"This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Treasury of Scripture

Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Why

Psalm 114:4,6 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs…

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

the hill

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

Deuteronomy 12:5,11 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all …

1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, …

Hebrews 12:22,23 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, …

Revelation 21:2,3 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God …

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