Psalms 87:6

6 The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.”

Psalms 87:6 in Other Translations

6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
6 The LORD records as he registers the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah
6 When the LORD registers the nations, he will say, “They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.” Interlude
6 God registers their names in his book: "This one, this one, and this one - born again, right here."
6 When He registers the peoples, the Lord will record, "This one was born there." Selah

Psalms 87:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 87:6

The Lord shall count when he writeth up the people,
&]. Not in the Lamb's book of life; for that was written from eternity, ( Revelation 13:8 ) but in the writing of the house of Israel, among the living in Jerusalem, and with his righteous ones; which is done at effectual calling, and when admitted members of Gospel churches, whereby they openly appear to be the children of God, and are taken into the list and catalogue of saints; see ( Ezekiel 13:9 ) ( Isaiah 4:3 ) ( Psalms 69:28 ) or in the last day, when the Lord will take the number of his people,

and cause them again to pass under the rod of him that telleth them;
and will make up his jewels, complete the number of them in conversion, and collect them all together; and his counting and writing them may denote his exact knowledge of them, and his care that he lose none; but this will only concern regenerate persons; the Lord will not count nor make any account of any others, as follows:

that this man was born there;
and the man that is born in Zion, even every regenerate man, will be counted and numbered by him, and declared to be his, when he makes a general survey and muster of his saints another day.

Selah. (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

Psalms 87:6 In-Context

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 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 register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.”
7 As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 32:32; Psalms 69:28; Isaiah 4:3; Ezekiel 13:9; Malachi 3:16
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