Zion

Zion is used in the Bible to refer to Mount Zion, which is a hill in Jerusalem, and to the city of Jerusalem as a whole, and also to God's people collectively.

When David took it from the Jebusites (Josh. 15:63; 2 Sam. 5:7), he built a citadel and palace on it and it became known as "the city of David," as referenced in 1 Kings 8:1; 2 Kings 19:21, 31; and 1 Chr. 11:5.

Later in the Old Testament, the word Zion was used to refer to Jerusalem (Ps. 87:2; 149:2; Isa. 33:14; Joel 2:1), and sometimes to denote God's chosen people (Ps. 51:18; 87:5).

In the New Testament, the word Zion is used to refer to the church of God (Heb. 12:22), and to the heavenly city (Rev. 14:1).

Zion appears in 140 Bible verses: 2 Sam 5:7, 1 Kgs 8:1, 2 Kgs 19:21, 1 Chr 11:5, 2 Chr 5:2, Ps 2:6, Ps 9:11, Ps 9:14, Ps 14:7, Ps 20:2, Ps 48:12, Ps 50:2, Ps 51:18, Ps 53:6, Ps 65:1, Ps 69:35, Ps 76:2, Ps 84:5, Ps 84:7, Ps 87:2, Ps 87:5, Ps 97:8, Ps 99:2, Ps 102:13, Ps 102:16, Ps 102:21, Ps 110:2, Ps 126:1, Ps 128:5, Ps 129:5, Ps 132:13, Ps 133:3, Ps 134:3, Ps 135:21, Ps 137:1, Ps 137:3, Ps 146:10, Ps 147:12, Ps 149:2, Sng 3:11, Isa 1:8, Isa 1:27, Isa 2:3, Isa 3:16, Isa 3:17, Isa 4:3, Isa 4:4, Isa 10:24, Isa 10:32, Isa 12:6, Isa 14:32, Isa 16:1, Isa 28:16, Isa 30:19, Isa 31:9, Isa 33:5, Isa 33:14, Isa 33:20, Isa 34:8, Isa 35:10, Isa 37:22, Isa 40:9, Isa 41:27, Isa 46:13, Isa 49:14, Isa 51:3, Isa 51:11, Isa 51:16, Isa 52:1, Isa 52:2, Isa 52:7, Isa 52:8, Isa 59:20, Isa 60:14, Isa 61:3, Isa 62:11, Isa 64:10, Isa 66:8, Jer 3:14, Jer 4:6, Jer 4:31, Jer 6:2, Jer 6:23, Jer 8:19, Jer 9:19, Jer 14:19, Jer 26:18, Jer 30:17, Jer 31:6, Jer 31:12, Jer 50:5, Jer 50:28, Jer 51:10, Jer 51:24, Jer 51:35, Lam 1:4, Lam 1:6, Lam 1:17, Lam 2:1, Lam 2:4, Lam 2:6, Lam 2:8, Lam 2:10, Lam 2:13, Lam 2:18, Lam 4:2, Lam 4:11, Lam 4:22, Lam 5:11, Joel 2:1, Joel 2:15, Joel 2:23, Joel 3:16, Joel 3:17, Joel 3:21, Amos 1:2, Amos 6:1, Mic 1:13, Mic 3:10, Mic 3:12, Mic 4:2, Mic 4:8, Mic 4:10, Mic 4:11, Mic 4:13, Zeph 3:14, Zeph 3:16, Zech 1:14, Zech 1:17, Zech 2:7, Zech 2:10, Zech 8:2, Zech 8:3, Zech 9:9, Zech 9:13, Matt 21:5, John 12:15, Rom 9:33, Rom 11:26 and 1 Pet 2:6.

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