Psalm 87 NIV

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain;1

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2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion2 more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

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3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God:3 "Selah"

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4 "I will record Rahaba4 and Babylon among those who acknowledge me-- Philistia5 too, and Tyre6, along with Cushb-- and will say, 'Thisc one was born in Zion.7' "

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    • a 87:4 - A poetic name for Egypt
    • b 87:4 - That is, the upper Nile region
    • c 87:4 - Or ""O Rahab and Babylon, / Philistia, Tyre and Cush, / I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / 'This"
      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 write in the register8 of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion." "Selah"

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      7 As they make music9 they will sing, "All my fountains10 are in you."

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