Psalm 87 NLT

1 A psalm of the descendants of Korah. A song. On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD.
2 He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel. a

References for Psalms 87:2

    • © 87:2 - Hebrew <I>He loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.</I>
      3 O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude
      4 I will record Egypt b and Babylon among those who know me -- also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. c They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!

      References for Psalms 87:4

        • ª 87:4 - Hebrew <I>Rahab,</I> the name of a mythical sea monster that represents chaos in ancient literature. The name is used here as a poetic name for Egypt.
        • « 87:4 - Hebrew <I>Cush.</I>
          5 And it will be said of Jerusalem, d "Everyone has become a citizen here." And the Most High will personally bless this city.

          References for Psalms 87:5

            • ¬ 87:5 - Hebrew <I>Zion.</I>
              6 When the LORD registers the nations, he will say, "This one has become a citizen of Jerusalem." Interlude
              7 At all the festivals, the people will sing, "The source of my life is in Jerusalem!"