Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are said of you,
city of God: ▼
▼ The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
4 ‘I will record Rahab ▼
▼ A poetic name for Egyptand Babylon
among those who acknowledge me –
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush ▼
▼ That is, the upper Nile region–
and will say, “This one was born in Zion.”’ ▼
▼ Or ‘I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / “This one was born in Zion.” / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.’
5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
‘This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.’
6 The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
‘This one was born in Zion.’
7 As they make music they will sing,
‘All my fountains are in you.’
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