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. a3
O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude
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!
And it will be said of Jerusalem, d "Everyone has become a citizen here." And the Most High will personally bless this city.
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!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)