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Dwelling place; home; KJV translation of ten different Hebrew words. Habitation is used for the dwellings of humans (Exodus 35:3; Isaiah 27:10 ) and of birds (Psalm 104:12 ). Of special interest are references to the habitation of God. God's habitation is designated as heaven (Deuteronomy 26:15; 2 Chronicles 30:27 ), the Temple (2 Chronicles 29:6 ), or Jerusalem (Psalm 46:4 ). Jeremiah 50:7 pictures the Lord as the dwelling place of justice or “their true pasture” (NIV; compare Psalm 71:3; Psalm 91:9 ). Ephesians 2:22 speaks of believers as the “habitation of God through the Spirit.” Revelation 18:2 announces the fall of “Babylon,” which “is become the habitation of devils.”

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Habitation'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​h/habitation.html. 1991.
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