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[hab-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən/

a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
a colony or settlement; community:
Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.
a dwelling place
occupation of a dwelling place

late 14c., “act or fact of dwelling;” also “place of lodging, abode,” from Old French habitacion, abitacion “act of dwelling” (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) “act of dwelling,” noun of action from past participle stem of habitare (see habitat).

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, and the temple as God’s habitation.) God inhabits eternity (Isa. 57:15), i.e., dwells not only among men, but in eternity, where time is unknown; and “the praises of Israel” (Ps. 22:3), i.e., he dwells among those praises and is continually surrounded by them.


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