HABITATION. The translation of 20 different words in the Bible, including the ideas of temporary dwelling (sojourn), permanent home (dwelling place), fixed abode or place, and resting place.The temple is called God’s habitation (zbûl, 2 Chr 6:2). The heavens also are His dwelling place (shibtô, from
HABITATION. In the KJV, the rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, and used in the general sense of a place to dwell in (Pss. 69:25; 104:12; Acts 1:20; etc). The NASB and NIV often render “dwelling” or “dwelling place.”
Habitation—God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of God’s throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, “foundation”), because all his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Ps. 132:5, 13; Eph. 2:22, of Canaan, Jerusalem,
HABITATION<hab-i-ta’-shun>: Properly a place of sojourn or dwelling. The term in the King James Version representing some 16 Hebrew words (moshabh, ma`-on, mishkan, naweh, etc.), and 5 Greek words, is variously changed in certain passages in the Revised Version (British and American), as Gen 49:5,
HABITATION Dwelling place; home; KJV translation of 10 different Hebrew words. Habitation is used for the dwellings of humans (Exod. 35:3; Isa. 27:10) and of birds (Ps. 104:12). Of special interest are references to the habitation of God. God’s habitation is designated as heaven (Deut. 26:15; 2 Chron.
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HABITATION,hab-i-tāʹshun: Properly a place of sojourn or dwelling. The term in AV representing some 16 Heb words (mōshābh, māʽōn, mishkān, nāweh, etc), and 5 Gr words, is variously changed in certain passages in RV, as Gen 49:5, “swords”; Lev 13:46, “dwelling”; Job 5:24; Jer 25:30b, 37, “fold”;