- Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:56 pm
118. I am including the definition of Zion because I thought it may be helpful.
ZION One of the hills on which Jerusalem stood. Used as a fortress, it was captured by David and renamed the Citadel of David (II Samuel 5:7). It assumed a sacred character when he brought the Ark to Zion. Gradually the name spread until it was applied to all of Jerusalem (II Kings 19:21; Psalms 125, 126). Indeed, increasingly it was used to mean the Jewish faith (Isaiah 33:20); hence, the term Zionism for the modern movement to make Palestine the Jewish homeland. Also spelled Sion.
The nations shall revere Your Name, LORD, all the kings of the earth, Your glory, once the LORD rebuilt Zion and appeared in glory, heeding the plea of the lowly, not scorning their prayer. Let this be written for the next generation, for a people not yet born, that they may praise the LORD: "The LORD looked down from the holy heights, viewed the earth from heaven, to attend to the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die." Then the LORD's Name will be declared on Zion, the praise of God in Jerusalem.