1 The Lord built his city on the sacred hill;

References for Psalms 87:1

    • a 87:1 - sacred hill: [See 2.6.]
      2 more than any other place in Israel he loves the city of Jerusalem.
      3 Listen, city of God, to the wonderful things he says about you:
      4 "I will include Egypt and Babylonia when I list the nations that obey me; the people of Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia I will number among the inhabitants of Jerusalem."

      References for Psalms 87:4

        • b 87:4 - [Hebrew] Cush: [Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman time, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).]
          5 Of Zion it will be said that all nations belong there and that the Almighty will make her strong.
          6 The Lord will write a list of the peoples and include them all as citizens of Jerusalem.
          7 They dance and sing, "In Zion is the source of all our blessings."