Psalm 87 TNIV

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

1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain.1

References for Psalms 87:1

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

References for Psalms 87:2

3 Glorious things are said of you, city of God:a3

References for Psalms 87:3

    • a 87:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
      4 "I will record Rahabb4 and Babylon among those who acknowledge me-- Philistia5 too, and Tyre6, along with Cushc-- and will say, 'This one was born in Zion.' "d7

      References for Psalms 87:4

        • b 87:4 - A poetic name for Egypt
        • c 87:4 - That is, the upper Nile region
        • d 87:4 - Or ""I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / 'This one was born in Zion.' / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.""
          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."

          References for Psalms 87:6

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

          References for Psalms 87:7