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Psalm 87 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 The LORD has built his city on the holy mountain. 1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;
2 He loves the city of Zion more than all of the other places where the people of Jacob live. 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 City of God, the LORD says glorious things about you. "Selah" 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God: "Selah"
4 He says, "I will include Egypt and Babylon in a list of those who recognize me as king. I will also include Philistia and Tyre, along with Cush. I will say about them, 'They were born in Zion.' " 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 Certainly it will be said about Zion, "This nation and that nation were born in her. The Most High God himself will make her secure." 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 Here is what the LORD will write in his list of the nations. "Each of them was born in Zion." "Selah" 6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion." "Selah"
7 As they make music they will sing, "Zion, all of our blessings come from you." 7 As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."