Psalms 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

1He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
2The  Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
3Glorious 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 Egypt
and 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.’

5Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
‘This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.’
6The  Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
‘This one was born in Zion.’
7As they make music they will sing,
‘All my fountains are in you.’
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