2Sam 5:7

(NIV)
Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion – which is the City of David.

(ESV)
Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

1Kgs 8:1

(NIV)
Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the  Lord’s covenant from Zion, the City of David.
(ESV)
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes the leaders of the fathers’ houses of the people of Israel, before King Solomon in Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.

2Kgs 19:21

(NIV)
This is the word that the  Lord has spoken against him:

‘“Virgin Daughter Zion
despises you and mocks you.
Daughter Jerusalem
tosses her head as you flee.
(ESV)
This is the word that the  Lord has spoken concerning him:

“She despises you, she scorns you—
the virgin daughter of Zion;
she wags her head behind you—
the daughter of Jerusalem.

2Kgs 19:31

(NIV)
For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,
and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.
‘The zeal of the  Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
(ESV)
For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the  Lord will do this.

1Chr 11:5

(NIV)
said to David, ‘You will not get in here.’ Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion – which is the City of David.

(ESV)
The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You will not come in here.” Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.

2Chr 5:2

(NIV)
Then Solomon summoned to Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the  Lord’s covenant from Zion, the City of David.
(ESV)
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ houses of the people of Israel, in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.

Ps 2:6

(NIV)
‘I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.’
(ESV)
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

Ps 9:11

(NIV)
Sing the praises of the  Lord, enthroned in Zion;
proclaim among the nations what he has done.
(ESV)
Sing praises to the  Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!

Ps 9:14

(NIV)
that I may declare your praises
in the gates of Daughter Zion,
and there rejoice in your salvation.
(ESV)
that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.

Ps 14:7

(NIV)
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the  Lord restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
(ESV)
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the  Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Ps 20:2

(NIV)
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
(ESV)
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!

Ps 48:2

(NIV)
Beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
the city of the Great King.
(ESV)
beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.

Ps 48:11

(NIV)
Mount Zion rejoices,
the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments.
(ESV)
Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments!

Ps 48:12

(NIV)
Walk about Zion, go round her,
count her towers,
(ESV)
Walk about Zion, go around her,
number her towers,

Ps 50:2

(NIV)
From Zion, perfect in beauty,
God shines forth.
(ESV)
Out of Zion the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.

Ps 51:18

(NIV)
May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
(ESV)
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;

Ps 53:6

(NIV)
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
(ESV)
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

(NIV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

Ps 65:1

(NIV)
Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
(ESV)
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.

Ps 69:35

(NIV)
for God will save Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it;
(ESV)
For God will save Zion
and build up the cities of Judah,
and people shall dwell there and possess it;

Ps 74:2

(NIV)
Remember the nation you purchased long ago,
the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed –
Mount Zion, where you dwelt.
(ESV)
Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old,
which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage!
Remember Mount Zion where you have dwelt.

Ps 76:2

(NIV)
His tent is in Salem,
his dwelling-place in Zion.
(ESV)
His abode has been established in Salem,
his dwelling place in Zion.

Ps 78:68

(NIV)
but he chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which he loved.
(ESV)
but he chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which he loves.

Ps 84:5

(NIV)
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
(ESV)
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

Ps 84:7

(NIV)
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
(ESV)
They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.

Ps 87:2

(NIV)
The  Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
(ESV)
the  Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

Ps 87:4

(NIV)
‘I will record Rahab and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me –
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush –
and will say, “This one was born in Zion.”’
(ESV)
Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush
This one was born there,” they say.

Ps 87:5

(NIV)
Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
‘This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.’
(ESV)
And of Zion it shall be said,
“This one and that one were born in her”;
for the Most High himself will establish her.

Ps 87:6

(NIV)
The  Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
‘This one was born in Zion.’
(ESV)
The  Lord records as he registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.”  Selah

Ps 97:8

(NIV)
Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments,  Lord.
(ESV)
Zion hears and is glad,
and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O  Lord.

Ps 99:2

(NIV)
Great is the  Lord in Zion;
he is exalted over all the nations.
(ESV)
The  Lord is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples.

Ps 102:13

(NIV)
You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favour to her;
the appointed time has come.
(ESV)
You will arise and have pity on Zion;
it is the time to favor her;
the appointed time has come.

Ps 102:16

(NIV)
For the  Lord will rebuild Zion
and appear in his glory.
(ESV)
For the  Lord builds up Zion;
he appears in his glory;

Ps 102:21

(NIV)
So the name of the  Lord will be declared in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalem
(ESV)
that they may declare in Zion the name of the  Lord,
and in Jerusalem his praise,

Ps 110:2

(NIV)
The  Lord will extend your mighty sceptre from Zion, saying,
‘Rule in the midst of your enemies!’
(ESV)
The  Lord sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!

(NIV)

A song of ascents.

(ESV)

A Song of Ascents.

Ps 125:1

(NIV)
Those who trust in the  Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures for ever.
(ESV)
Those who trust in the  Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

(NIV)

A song of ascents.

(ESV)

A Song of Ascents.

Ps 126:1

(NIV)
When the  Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
(ESV)
When the  Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.

Ps 128:5

(NIV)
May the  Lord bless you from Zion;
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
(ESV)
The  Lord bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!

Ps 129:5

(NIV)
May all who hate Zion
be turned back in shame.
(ESV)
May all who hate Zion
be put to shame and turned backward!

Ps 132:13

(NIV)
For the  Lord has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
(ESV)
For the  Lord has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Ps 133:3

(NIV)
It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the  Lord bestows his blessing,
even life for evermore.
(ESV)
It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the  Lord has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore.

Ps 134:3

(NIV)
May the  Lord bless you from Zion,
he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.
(ESV)
May the  Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!

Ps 135:21

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord from Zion,
to him who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the  Lord.
(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord from Zion,
he who dwells in Jerusalem!
Praise the  Lord!

Ps 137:1

(NIV)
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
(ESV)
By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.

Ps 137:3

(NIV)
for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’
(ESV)
For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

Ps 146:10

(NIV)
The  Lord reigns for ever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the  Lord.
(ESV)
The  Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the  Lord!

Ps 147:12

(NIV)
Extol the  Lord, Jerusalem;
praise your God, Zion.
(ESV)
Praise the  Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!

Ps 149:2

(NIV)
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
(ESV)
Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!

Song 3:11

(NIV)
come out,
and look, you daughters of Zion.
Look on King Solomon wearing a crown,
the crown with which his mother crowned him
on the day of his wedding,
the day his heart rejoiced.
(ESV)
Go out, O daughters of Zion,
and look upon King Solomon,
with the crown with which his mother crowned him
on the day of his wedding,
on the day of the gladness of his heart.

Isa 1:8

(NIV)
Daughter Zion is left
like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut in a cucumber field,
like a city under siege.
(ESV)
And the daughter of Zion is left
like a booth in a vineyard,
like a lodge in a cucumber field,
like a besieged city.

Isa 1:27

(NIV)
Zion will be delivered with justice,
her penitent ones with righteousness.
(ESV)
Zion shall be redeemed by justice,
and those in her who repent, by righteousness.

Isa 2:3

(NIV)
Many peoples will come and say,

‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the  Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.’
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the  Lord from Jerusalem.
(ESV)
and many peoples shall come, and say:
Come, let us go up to the mountain of the  Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go the law
and the word of the  Lord from Jerusalem.

Isa 3:16

(NIV)
The  Lord says,
‘The women of Zion are haughty,
walking along with outstretched necks,
flirting with their eyes,
strutting along with swaying hips,
with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
(ESV)
The  Lord said:
Because the daughters of Zion are haughty
and walk with outstretched necks,
glancing wantonly with their eyes,
mincing along as they go,
tinkling with their feet,

Isa 3:17

(NIV)
Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion;
the  Lord will make their scalps bald.’
(ESV)
therefore the Lord will strike with a scab
the heads of the daughters of Zion,
and the  Lord will lay bare their secret parts.

Isa 3:26

(NIV)
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;
destitute, she will sit on the ground.
(ESV)
And her gates shall lament and mourn;
empty, she shall sit on the ground.

Isa 4:3

(NIV)
Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
(ESV)
And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem,

Isa 4:4

(NIV)
The  Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
(ESV)
when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.

Isa 4:5

(NIV)
Then the  Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy.

Isa 8:18

(NIV)
Here am I, and the children the  Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the  Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.

(ESV)
Behold, I and the children whom the  Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the  Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.

Isa 10:12

(NIV)
When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the wilful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.
(ESV)
When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.

Isa 10:24

(NIV)
Therefore this is what the Lord, the  Lord Almighty, says:

‘My people who live in Zion,
do not be afraid of the Assyrians,
who beat you with a rod
and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
(ESV)
Therefore thus says the Lord  God of hosts: “O my people who dwell in Zion be not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as the Egyptians did.
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