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2beautiful in elevation,

is the joy of all the earth,

Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great King.


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2, 3. situation—literally, "elevation."

joy of, &c.—source of joy.

sides of the north—poetically for eminent, lofty, distinguished, as the ancients believed the north to be the highest part of the earth (compare Isa 14:13).




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