Zion – Holy City of Old Jerusalem – City of David

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They rush on the city
They run on the wall
Great is the army
That carries out His Word

The Lord utters His voice
Before His army

Chorus
Blow the trumpet in Zion, Zion
Sound the alarm on My holy mountain
Blow the trumpet in Zion, Zion
Sound the alarm



Zion is mentioned numerous times in the Bible.  (These are just a few of the scriptures)

Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold (fortress) of Zion, that is, the City of David.

[ The Ark Brought into the Temple ] Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the City of David, which is Zion.

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’households of the Israelites, in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord up from the City of David, which is Zion.

“Yet as for Me, I have anointed and firmly installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the people His [great and wondrous] deeds.

That I may tell aloud all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) I may rejoice in Your salvation and Your help.

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores His captive people, Then Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.

[ Description of a Citizen of Zion. ] [ A Psalm of David. ] O Lord, who may lodge [as a guest] in Your tent? Who may dwell [continually] on Your holy hill?

May He send you help from the sanctuary (His dwelling place) And support and strengthen you from Zion!

[ The King of Glory Entering Zion. ] [ A Psalm of David.] The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness of it, The world, and those who dwell in it.

[ The Beauty and Glory of Zion. ] [ A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. ] Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Fair and beautiful in elevation, the joy of all the earth, Is Mount Zion [the City of David] in the far north, The city of the great King.

Let Mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your [righteous] judgments.

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores [the fortunes of] His people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

[ God’s Abundant Favor to Earth and Man. ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song. ] To You belongs silence [the submissive wonder of reverence], and [it bursts into] praise in Zion, O God; And to You the vow shall be performed.

Why do you look with envy, mountains with many peaks, At the mountain [of the city of Zion] which God has desired for His dwelling place? Yes, the Lord will dwell there forever.

For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah, That His servants may remain there and possess it.

Tell the daughter of Zion (the people of Jerusalem), ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Gentle and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels [in festive gathering],

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion

14 Then I looked, and this is what I saw: the Lamb stood [firmly established] on Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had His name and His Father’s name inscribed on their foreheads [signifying God’s own possession]. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of great waters and like the rumbling of mighty thunder; and the voice that I heard [seemed like music and] was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne [of God] and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased (ransomed, redeemed) from the earth. These are the ones who have not been defiled [by relations] with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased and redeemed from among men [of Israel] as the first fruits [sanctified and set apart for special service] for God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouth, for they are blameless (spotless, untainted, beyond reproach).

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