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Psalm 87 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This house is resting on the holy mountain. 1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;
2 The Lord has more love for the doors of Zion than for all the tents of Jacob. 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Noble things are said of you, O town of God. (Selah.) 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God: "Selah"
4 Rahab and Babylon will be named among those who have knowledge of me; see, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man had his birth there. 4 "I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me-- Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush-- and will say, 'This one was born in Zion.' "
5 And of Zion it will be said, This or that man had his birth there; and the Most High will make her strong. 5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."
6 The Lord will keep in mind, when he is writing the records of the people, that this man had his birth there. (Selah.) 6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion." "Selah"
7 The players on instruments will be there, and the dancers will say, All my springs are in you. 7 As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."