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Psalms 87


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


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.



Glorious things are said of you,
city of God:[a]

4 “I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d]

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.”



As they make music they will sing,
“All my fountains are in you.”



a. Psalms 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
b. Psalms 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt
c. Psalms 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region
d. Psalms 87:4 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.”
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