Psalm 78:69
New International Version
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

New Living Translation
There he built his sanctuary as high as the heavens, as solid and enduring as the earth.

English Standard Version
He built his sanctuary like the high heavens, like the earth, which he has founded forever.

Berean Study Bible
He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth He has established forever.

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

New King James Version
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has established forever.

New American Standard Bible
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has established forever.

NASB 1995
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.

NASB 1977
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has founded forever.

Amplified Bible
And He built His sanctuary [exalted] like the heights [of the heavens], Like the earth which He has established forever.

Christian Standard Bible
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that he established forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth that He established forever.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He built his holy place upon the height and he prepared it in the Earth for eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built his sanctuary as the place of unicorns; he founded it for ever on the earth.

Contemporary English Version
There he built his temple as lofty as the mountains and as solid as the earth he made to last forever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he founded for ever.

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

Good News Translation
There he built his Temple like his home in heaven; he made it firm like the earth itself, secure for all time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built his holy place to be like the high heavens, like the earth which he made to last for a long time.

International Standard Version
He built his sanctuary, high as the heavens, like the earth that he established forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He hath founded for ever.

Literal Standard Version
And builds His sanctuary as a high place, "" Like the earth, He founded it for all time.

NET Bible
He made his sanctuary as enduring as the heavens above; as secure as the earth, which he established permanently.

New Heart English Bible
He built his sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which he has established forever.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And buildeth His sanctuary as a high place, Like the earth, He founded it to the age.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
68But He chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved. 69He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth He has established forever. 70He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds;…

Cross References
Exodus 15:17
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your inheritance--the place, O LORD, You have prepared for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, Your hands have established.

1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, in the month of Ziv, the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, he began to build the house of the LORD.

Psalm 87:1
His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Psalm 114:2
Judah became God's sanctuary, and Israel His dominion.

Psalm 127:1
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain; unless the LORD protects the city, its watchmen stand guard in vain.

Jeremiah 10:12
The LORD made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

Ezekiel 36:2
This is what the Lord GOD says: Because the enemy has said of you, 'Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession,'


Treasury of Scripture

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

and he

1 Kings 6:2
And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.

1 Kings 9:8
And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

2 Chronicles 3:4
And the porch that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.

high

1 Chronicles 29:1,19
Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God…

2 Chronicles 2:9
Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

earth

Psalm 102:25
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Psalm 104:5
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Psalm 119:90,91
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth…

established.









(69) He built.--The first clause is vague, but evidently the poet is drawing attention to the grandeur and solidity of the Temple. Perhaps, high as heaven--firm as earth.

Verse 69. - And he built his sanctuary like high palaces; rather, like the heights. The "heights of heaven" (Job 11:8; Job 22:12) are probably meant. Like the earth which he hath established forever; i.e. lofty as heaven, stable and firmly fixed as earth. The ultimate fate of the sanctuary is mercifully hidden from the psalmist.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He built
וַיִּ֣בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

His sanctuary
מִקְדָּשׁ֑וֹ (miq·dā·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

like
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

the heights,
רָ֭מִים (rā·mîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

like the earth
כְּ֝אֶ֗רֶץ (kə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

He has established
יְסָדָ֥הּ (yə·sā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

forever.
לְעוֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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