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Psalm 87 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain - 1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;
2 and oh, how God loves his home! Loves it far better than all the homes of Jacob put together! 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 God's hometown - oh! everyone there is talking about you! 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God: "Selah"
4 I name them off, those among whom I'm famous: Egypt and Babylon, also Philistia, even Tyre, along with Cush. Word's getting around; they point them out: "This one was born again here!" 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 The word's getting out on Zion: "Men and women, right and left, get born again in her!" 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 God registers their names in his book: "This one, this one, and this one - born again, right here." 6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion." "Selah"
7 Singers and dancers give credit to Zion: "All my springs are in you!" 7 As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."