New American Standard Bible
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
King James Bible
The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness;
World English Bible
Yahweh is exalted, for he dwells on high. He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation
Set on high is Jehovah, for He is dwelling on high, He filled Zion with judgment and righteousness,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord is exalted - (compare Psalm 97:9). The prophet here introduces a chorus of the Jews, celebrating the praises of God for delivering them from the Assyrian.
He hath filled Zion with judgment - That is, the effect of his destroying his enemies will be to fill Jerusalem with reverence for his name. The deliverance would be so signal, and the manifestation of the divine mercy so great, that the effect would be that the nation would turn to God, and acknowledge his gracious interposition (see Isaiah 30:22-26, Isaiah 30:29; Isaiah 31:6; Isaiah 32:15-18).
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For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city."
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security.
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness And righteousness will abide in the fertile field.
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