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Zion

monument; raised up; sepulcher

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Zion

[JERUSALEM]

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Sunny; height, one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of the Tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from Moriah (q.v.), which it surpasses in height by 105 feet. It was the south-eastern hill of Jerusalem.

When David took it from the Jebusites (Joshua 15:63; 2 Samuel 5:7) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the city of David" (1 Kings 8:1; 2 Kings 19:21, 31; 1 Chronicles 11:5). In the later books of the Old Testament this name was sometimes used (Psalm 87:2; 149:2; Isaiah 33:14; Joel 2:1) to denote Jerusalem in general, and sometimes God's chosen Israel (Psalm 51:18; 87:5).

In the New Testament (see SION) it is used sometimes to denote the Church of God (Hebrews 12:22), and sometimes the heavenly city (Revelation 14:1).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.

2. (n.) Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.

3. (n.) The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZION

zi'-on (tsiyon; Sion):

1. Meaning of the Word

2. The Zion of the Jebusites

3. Zion of the Prophets

4. Zion in Later Poetical Writings and Apocrypha

5. Omission of Name by Some Writers

6. The Name "Zion" in Christian Times

LITERATURE

1. Meaning of the Word:

A name applied to Jerusalem, or to certain parts of it, at least since the time of David. Nothing certain is known of the meaning. Gesenius and others have derived it from a Hebrew root tsahah, "to be dry"; Delitzsch from tsiwwah, "to set up" and Wetzstein from tsin, "to protect." Gesenius finds a more hopeful suggestion in the Arabic equivalent cihw, the Arabic cahwat signifying "ridge of a mountain" or "citadel," which at any rate suitably applies to what we know to have been the original Zion (compare Smith, HGHL, under the word).

Considerable confusion has been caused in the past by the want of clear understanding regarding the different sites which have respectively been called "Zion" during the centuries. It will make matters clearer if we take the application of the name: in David's time; in the early Prophets, etc.; in late poetical writings and in the Apocrypha; and in Christian times.

2. The Zion of the Jebusites:

Jerus (in the form Uru-sa-lim) is the oldest name we know for this city; it goes back at least 400 years before David. In 2 Samuel 5:6-9, "The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites..... Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David.... And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David." It is evident that Zion was the name of the citadel of the Jebusite city of Jerusalem. That this citadel and incidentally then city of Jerusalem around it were on the long ridge running South of the Temple (called the southeastern hill in the article JERUSALEM, III, (3) (which see)) is now accepted by almost all modern scholars, mainly on the following grounds:

(1) The near proximity of the site to the only known spring, now the "Virgin's Fount," once called GIHON (which see). From our knowledge of other ancient sites all over Palestine, as well as on grounds of common-sense, it is hardly possible to believe that the early inhabitants of this site with such an abundant source at their very doors could have made any other spot their headquarters.

(2) The suitability of the site for defense.-The sites suited for settlement in early Canaanite times were all, if we may judge from a number of them now known, of this nature-a rocky spur isolated on three sides by steep valleys, and, in many sites, protected at the end where they join the main mountain ridge by either a valley or a rocky spur.

(3) The size of the ridge, though very small to our modern ideas, is far more in keeping with what we know of fortified towns of that period than such an area as presented by the southwestern hill-the traditional site of Zion. Mr. Macalister found by actual excavation that the great walls of Gezer, which must have been contemporaneous with the Jebusite Jerusalem, measured approximately 4,500 feet in circumference. G. A. Smith has calculated that a line of wall carried along the known and inferred scarps around the edge of this southeastern hill would have an approximate circumference of 4,250 feet. The suitability of the site to a fortified city like Gezer, Megiddo, Soco, and other sites which have been excavated, strikes anyone familiar with these places.

(4) The archaeological remains on these hills found by Warren and Professor Guthe, and more particularly in the recent excavations of Captain Parker (see JERUSALEM), show without doubt that this was the earliest settlement in pre-Israelite times. Extensive curves and rock-cuttings, cave-dwellings and tombs, and enormous quantities of early "Amorite" (what may be popularly called "Jebusite") pottery show that the spot must have been inhabited many centuries before the time of David. The reverse is equally true; on no other part of the Jerusalem site has any quantity of such early pottery been found.

(5) The Bible evidence that Zion originally occupied this site is clear. It will be found more in detail under the heading "City of David" in the article JERUSALEM, IV, (5), but three points may be mentioned here:

(a) The Ark of the Covenant was brought up out of the city of David to the Temple (1 Kings 8:1 2 Chronicles 5:2), and Pharaoh's daughter "came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her"-adjacent to the Temple (1 Kings 9:24). This expression "up" could not be used of any other hill than of the lower-lying eastern ridge; to go from the southwestern hill (traditional Zion) to the Temple is to go down.

(b) Hezekiah constructed the well-known Siloam tunnel from Gihon to the Pool of Siloam. He is described (2 Chronicles 32:30) as bringing the waters of Gihon "straight down on the west side of the city of David."

(c) Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33:14) built "an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley" (i.e. nachal-the name of the Kedron valley).

3. Zion of the Prophets:

Zion, renamed the City of David, then originally was on this eastern ridge. But the name did not stay there. It would almost seem as if the name was extended to the Temple site when the ark was carried there, for in the pre-exilic Prophets the references to Zion all appear to have referred to the Temple Hill. To quote a few examples: "And Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night" (Isaiah 4:5); "Yahweh of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion" (Isaiah 8:18); "Let us go up to Zion unto Yahweh our God" (Jeremiah 31:6); "Yahweh will reign over them in mount Zion" (Micah 4:7). All these, and numbers more, clearly show that at that time Zion was the Temple Hill.

4. Zion in Later Poetical Writings and Apocrypha:

In many of the later writings, particularly poetical references, Zion appears to be the equivalent of Jerusalem; either in parallelism (Psalm 102:21 Amos 1:2 Micah 3:10, 12 Zechariah 1:14, 17; Zechariah 8:3 Zephaniah 3:16) or alone (Jeremiah 3:14 Lamentations 5:11); even here many of the references will do equally well for the Temple Hill. The term "Daughter of zion" is applied to the captive Jews (Lamentations 4:22), but in other references to the people of Jerusalem (Isaiah 1:8; Isaiah 52:2 Jeremiah 4:31, etc.). When we come to the Apocrypha, in 2 Esdras there are several references in which Zion is used for the captive people of Judah (2:40; 3:2, 31; 10:20, 39, 44), but "Mount Zion" in this and other books (e.g. 1 Maccabees 4:37, 60; 5:54; 6:48, 62, etc.) is always the Temple Hill.

5. Omission of Name by Some Writers:

It has been pointed out as a curious and unaccountable exception that in Ezekiel as well as in Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, there is no mention of Zion, except the incidental reference to David's capture of the Jebusite fort. The references in the other Prophets and the Psalms are so copious that there must be some religious reason for this. The Chronicler (2 Chronicles 3:1), too, alone refers to the Temple as on Mount Moriah. It is also noticeable that only in these books (2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 33:14 Nehemiah 3:26; Nehemiah 11:21) does the name "Ophel" appear as a designation of a part of the southeastern hill, which apparently might equally fitly have been termed Zion. SeeOPHEL. Josephus never uses the name "Zion" nor does it occur in the New Testament, except in two quotations (Hebrews 12:22 Revelation 14:1).

6. The Name "Zion" in Christian Times:

Among the earlier Christian writers who mention "Zion," Origen used it as equivalent to the Temple Hill, but in the 4th century writers commence to localize it up the southern part of the western hill. It was a period when Biblical topography was settled in a very arbitrary manner, without any scientific or critical examination of the evidence, and this tradition once established remained, like many such traditions, undisputed until very recent years. To W. F. Birch belongs much of the credit for the promulgation of the newer views which now receive the adherence of almost every living authority on the topography of Jerusalem.

LITERATURE.

Seeespecially chapter vi in Smith's Jerusalem; for a defense of the older view see Kuemmel, Materialien z. Topog. des alt. Jerusalem.

E. W. G. Masterman

Greek
4622. Sion -- Zion, a mountain of Jer. or the city of Jer.
... Sion. 4623 . Zion, a mountain of Jer. or the city of Jer. ... Word Origin of Hebrew
origin Tsiyyon Definition Zion, a mountain of Jer. or the city of Jer. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2657. Chephtsi-bah -- "my delight is in her," a name for Zion ...
Chephtsi-bah. 2656, 2657. Chephtsi-bah. 2658 . "my delight is in her," a name
for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh. Transliteration: Chephtsi-bah ...
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6726. Tsiyyon -- a mountain in Jer., also a name for Jer.
... Transliteration: Tsiyyon Phonetic Spelling: (tsee-yone') Short Definition:
Zion. Word ... NASB Word Usage Zion (153), Zion's (1). Zion. The ...
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Library

Zion Awakened
... LYRICS ZION AWAKENED. (Being Vision III of the Rhapsody of 'Zion Redeemed').
Appeals to Zion. JEHOVAH. Hearken to me, ye that follow ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/zion awakened.htm

The Redeemed on Mount Zion.
... EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE. The Redeemed on Mount Zion. "And I looked,
and behold a lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the redeemed on mount zion.htm

The Awakening of Zion
... THE AWAKENING OF ZION. 'Awake, awake, put on strength ... Isaiah 51:9. 'Awake,
awake; put on thy strength, O Zion.'"Isaiah 52:1. Both these ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the awakening of zion.htm

Zion Asleep.
... THE CHURCH. XLIV. ZION ASLEEP. O na bai fy mhen yn ddyfroedd ... That I night and day
might weep,. To see Zion in the desert,. On her journey gone asleep. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/morris/favourite welsh hymns/xliv zion asleep.htm

Coming to Zion.
... THE CHURCH. XL. COMING TO ZION. Pob llwyth ac iaith ddaw yn gytun 8,8,8,8. ... Rolls
onward from the throng: Soon Zion shall obtain. The purchase of Messiah's pain. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/morris/favourite welsh hymns/xl coming to zion.htm

Mount Zion.
... CHAPTER XV. MOUNT ZION. "For ye are ... and grandeur. We have come unto Mount
Zion; we have received a kingdom which cannot be shaken. The ...
/.../the expositors bible the epistle to the hebrews/chapter xv mount zion.htm

Zion, or the City of God Isa 33:27,28
... SONG OF SOLOMON Hymn 60 Zion, or the city of God Isa 33:27,28. John Newton
8,7,8,7. Zion, or the city of God [7] Isa 33:27,28. Glorious ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 60 zion or the.htm

Mountains Round Mount Zion
... VOLUME II: PSALMS LI to CXLV MOUNTAINS ROUND MOUNT ZION. 'They that trust
in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/mountains round mount zion.htm

Heavenly Zion.
... LIFE, DEATH AND FUTURITY. 561. " Heavenly Zion. 561. CM H. Ballou. Heavenly
Zion. 1 Behold, on Zion's heavenly shore, A pure ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/561 heavenly zion.htm

Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion
... Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion. A Sermon (No.1023). Delivered by. ... UPON Zion there
was erected an altar dedicated to God for the offering of sacrifices. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/praises and vows accepted in.htm

Thesaurus
Zion (169 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Hence, the theocracy, or church of God. 3. (n.) The heavenly Jerusalem;
heaven. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZION. zi ...
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Zion's (6 Occurrences)
...Zion's (6 Occurrences). Psalms 126:1 <A Song of the going up.> When the Lord made
a change in Zion's fate, we were like men in a dream. (BBE). ...
/z/zion's.htm - 8k

E'zion-Ge'ber (6 Occurrences)
E'zion-Ge'ber. Ezion-geber, E'zion-Ge'ber. Eznite . Multi-Version
Concordance E'zion-Ge'ber (6 Occurrences). Numbers ...
/e/e'zion-ge'ber.htm - 7k

Shaketh (20 Occurrences)
... (YLT). 2 Kings 19:21 This is the word that Jehovah has spoken against him: The
virgin-daughter of Zion despiseth thee, laugheth thee to scorn; The daughter of ...
/s/shaketh.htm - 12k

Inhabiting (23 Occurrences)
... called on. (YLT). Psalms 9:11 Sing ye praise to Jehovah, inhabiting Zion,
Declare ye among the peoples His acts, (YLT). Psalms 74:14 ...
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Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)
... Inhabitress (12 Occurrences). Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitress of
Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. (DBY). ...
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Fortunes (30 Occurrences)
... (See NAS RSV). Psalms 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! ...
Psalms 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! ...
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Tyropoeon
... of the Cheesemongers"), the name given by Josephus the historian to the valley or
rugged ravine which in ancient times separated Mount Moriah from Mount Zion. ...
/t/tyropoeon.htm - 7k

Roars (9 Occurrences)
... cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses,
everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Zion...
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Restores (10 Occurrences)
... (WEB). Psalms 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! ... (WEB NAS
RSV NIV). Psalms 53:6 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! ...
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Concordance
Zion (169 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:5
"Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 12:15
"Don't be afraid, daughter of Zion. Behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey's colt."
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 9:33
even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 11:26
and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 12:22
But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable multitudes of angels,
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Peter 2:6
Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 14:1
I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.
(WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 8:1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, to king Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that Yahweh has spoken concerning him: "The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:31
For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go out, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. The zeal of Yahweh will perform this.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:5
The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, "You shall not come in here." Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion. The same is the city of David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 5:2
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 2:6
"Yet I have set my king on my holy hill of Zion."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 9:11
Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion, and declare among the people what he has done.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 9:14
that I may show forth all your praise. In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in your salvation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 14:7
Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When Yahweh restores the fortunes of his people, then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 20:2
send you help from the sanctuary, grant you support from Zion,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 48:2
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 48:11
Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice, Because of your judgments.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 48:12
Walk about Zion, and go around her. Number its towers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 50:2
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 51:18
Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 53:6
Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back his people from captivity, then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 65:1
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song. Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.
(WEB ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 69:35
For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. They shall settle there, and own it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 74:2
Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; Mount Zion, in which you have lived.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 76:2
His tabernacle is also in Salem; His dwelling place in Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 78:68
But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loved.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 84:5
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the highways 'to Zion'.
(ASV BBE NAS RSV)

Psalms 84:7
They go from strength to strength. Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 87:2
Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 87:4
I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me. Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia: "This one was born there."
(See NIV)

Psalms 87:5
Yes, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one was born in her;" the Most High himself will establish her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 87:6
Yahweh will count, when he writes up the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah.
(See NIV)

Psalms 97:8
Zion heard and was glad. The daughters of Judah rejoiced, because of your judgments, Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 99:2
Yahweh is great in Zion. He is high above all the peoples.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 102:13
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for it is time to have pity on her. Yes, the set time has come.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 102:16
For Yahweh has built up Zion. He has appeared in his glory.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 102:21
that men may declare the name of Yahweh in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 110:2
Yahweh will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 125:1
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in Yahweh are as Mount Zion, which can't be moved, but remains forever.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 126:1
A Song of Ascents. When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 128:5
May Yahweh bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 129:5
Let them be disappointed and turned backward, all those who hate Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 132:13
For Yahweh has chosen Zion. He has desired it for his habitation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 133:3
like the dew of Hermon, that comes down on the hills of Zion: for there Yahweh gives the blessing, even life forevermore.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 134:3
May Yahweh bless you from Zion; even he who made heaven and earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 135:21
Blessed be Yahweh from Zion, Who dwells at Jerusalem. Praise Yah!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 137:1
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 137:3
For there, those who led us captive asked us for songs. Those who tormented us demanded songs of joy: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 146:10
Yahweh will reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise Yah!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 147:12
Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem! Praise your God, Zion!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 149:2
Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 3:11
Go forth, you daughters of Zion, and see king Solomon, with the crown with which his mother has crowned him, in the day of his weddings, in the day of the gladness of his heart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:8
The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a field of melons, like a besieged city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:27
Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 2:3
Many peoples shall go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:16
Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:17
therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:26
And in the public places of her towns will be sorrow and weeping; and she will be seated on the earth, waste and uncovered.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 4:3
It will happen, that he who is left in Zion, and he who remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even everyone who is written among the living in Jerusalem;
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Isaiah 4:4
when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.
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Isaiah 4:5
Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion.
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Isaiah 10:12
Therefore it will happen that, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the willful proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the insolence of his haughty looks.
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Isaiah 10:24
Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, says "My people who dwell in Zion, don't be afraid of the Assyrian, though he strike you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, as Egypt did.
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Isaiah 10:32
This very day he will halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
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Isaiah 12:6
Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of you!"
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Isaiah 14:32
What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That Yahweh has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.
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Isaiah 16:1
Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.
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Isaiah 18:7
In that time, a present will be brought to Yahweh of Armies from a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of Yahweh of Armies, Mount Zion.
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Isaiah 24:23
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders will be glory.
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Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily.
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Isaiah 29:8
It will be like when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his hunger isn't satisfied; or like when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and behold, he is faint, and he is still thirsty. The multitude of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion will be like that.
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Isaiah 30:19
For the people will dwell in Zion at Jerusalem. You will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the voice of your cry. When he hears you, he will answer you.
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Isaiah 31:4
For thus says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights. Jeremiah
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Isaiah 31:9
His rock will pass away by reason of terror, and his princes will be afraid of the banner," says Yahweh, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
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Isaiah 33:5
Yahweh is exalted, for he dwells on high. He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
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Isaiah 33:14
The sinners in Zion are afraid. Trembling has seized the godless ones. Who among us can live with the devouring fire? Who among us can live with everlasting burning?
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Isaiah 33:20
Look at Zion, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tent that won't be removed. Its stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken.
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Isaiah 33:24
And the men of Zion will not say, I am ill: for its people will have forgiveness for their sin.
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Isaiah 34:8
For Yahweh has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
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Isaiah 35:10
The Yahweh's ransomed ones will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away."
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Isaiah 37:22
this is the word which Yahweh has spoken concerning him. The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you. The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
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Isaiah 37:32
For out of Jerusalem a remnant will go forth, and survivors will escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.'
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Isaiah 40:9
You who tell good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who tell good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength. Lift it up. Don't be afraid. Say to the cities of Judah, "Behold, your God!"
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Isaiah 41:27
I am the first to say to Zion,'Behold, look at them;' and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.
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Isaiah 46:13
I bring near my righteousness, it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not wait; and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
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Isaiah 49:14
But Zion said, "Yahweh has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me."
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Isaiah 51:3
For Yahweh has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
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Isaiah 51:11
The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
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Isaiah 51:16
I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion,'You are my people.'"
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Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
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Isaiah 52:2
Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion.
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Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
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Isaiah 52:8
The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.
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Isaiah 59:20
"A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from disobedience in Jacob," says Yahweh.
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Isaiah 60:14
The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
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Isaiah 61:3
to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified.
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Subtopics

Zion

Zion or Sion

Zion: Applied to Jerusalem

Zion: Applied to the City of the Redeemed

Zion: Called "The City of David"

Zion: Called the City of God

Zion: Captured from the Jebusites by David

Zion: Collectively, the Place, the Forms, and the Assemblies of Israelite Worship

Zion: Restoration of, Promised

Zion: The Ark of the Covenant: Placed In

Zion: The Ark of the Covenant: Removed From, to Solomon's Temple on Mount Moriah

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