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Psalms 87

PSALM 87

Psalms 87:1-7 . This triumphal song was probably occasioned by the same event as the the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation.

1. His--that is, God's
foundation--or, what He has founded, that is, Zion ( Isaiah 14:32 ).
is in the holy mountains--the location of Zion, in the wide sense, for the capital, or Jerusalem, being on several hills.

2. gates--for the enclosures, or city to which they opened ( Psalms 9:14 , 122:2 ; compare Psalms 132:13 Psalms 132:14 ).

3. spoken of thee--or, "in thee," that is, the city of God ( Psalms 46:4 , 48:2 ).

4. This is what is spoken by God.
to them . . . me--literally, "for My knowers," they are true worshippers ( Psalms 36:10 , Isaiah 19:21 ). These are mentioned as specimens.
this--that is, nation
was born there--Of each it is said, "This was born," or is a native of Zion, spiritually.

5. The writer resumes--
This and that man--literally, "man and man," or many ( Genesis 14:10 , Exodus 8:10 Exodus 8:14 ), or all (Isa 44:5 Ga 3:28).
the highest . . . her--God is her protector.

6. The same idea is set forth under the figure of a register made by God (compare Isaiah 4:3 ).

7. As in a great procession of those thus written up, or registered, seeking Zion ( Isaiah 2:3 , Jeremiah 50:5 ), "the singers" and "players," or pipers, shall precede.
all my springs--So each shall say, "All my sources of spiritual joy are in Thee" ( Psalms 46:4 , 84:6 ).

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