A psalm of the descendants of Korah. A song. On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD.
He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel.
References for Psalms 87:2
O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude
I will record Egypt and Babylon among those who know me -- also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
References for Psalms 87:4
And it will be said of Jerusalem, "Everyone has become a citizen here." And the Most High will personally bless this city.
References for Psalms 87:5
When the LORD registers the nations, he will say, "This one has become a citizen of Jerusalem." Interlude
At all the festivals, the people will sing, "The source of my life is in Jerusalem!"