He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain -
and oh, how God loves his home! Loves it far better than all the homes of Jacob put together!
God's hometown - oh! everyone there is talking about you!
I name them off, those among whom I'm famous: Egypt and Babylon, also Philistia, even Tyre, along with Cush. Word's getting around; they point them out: "This one was born again here!"
The word's getting out on Zion: "Men and women, right and left, get born again in her!"
God registers their names in his book: "This one, this one, and this one - born again, right here."
Singers and dancers give credit to Zion: "All my springs are in you!"
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)