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For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

75:6 promotion cometh. If promotion (i.e., exaltation) comes to a nation or to a person, it cannot come from the east or west or south, so must come from the north. The next verse indicates that it must come from God alone, thus implying that the “north” is at least symbolic of where God sits as Judge of the earth. See footnotes on Job 26:7. Also note Psalm 48:2, referring to “mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” The main part of Davidic Jerusalem (where God’s temple on earth was located), was on the northern sides and slopes of Mount Zion, which was difficult to reach from other directions.

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