Psalm 87:1 {86:1}
Good News Translation
The LORD built his city on the sacred hill;

Contemporary English Version
Zion was built by the LORD on the holy mountain,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations thereof are the holy mountains:

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For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations thereof are the holy mountains:

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3468. B.C.

536. It is highly probable that this Psalm was written by one of the descendants of Korah on the return from the Bablonian captivity. It seems to have been written in praise of Jerusalem; and, typically, of the Christian church.

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2 Chronicles 3:1 And Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, in mount Moria, which had been shewn to David his father, in the place which David had prepared in the thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will lay a stone in the foundations of Sion, a tried stone, a corner stone, a precious stone, founded in the foundation. He that believeth, let him not hasten.

Matthew 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 Corinthians 3:10,11 According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise architect, I have laid the foundation: and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. . . .

Ephesians 2:20-22 Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone: . . .

1 Peter 2:4-8 Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men but chosen and made honourable by God: . . .

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Psalm 48:1,2 A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week. [2] Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. . . .

Psalm 68:16 Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.

Psalm 121:1 I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.

Isaiah 2:2,3 And in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it. . . .

Isaiah 56:7 I will bring them into my holy mount, and will make them joyful in my house of prayer: their holocausts, and their victims shall please me upon my altar: for my house shall be called the house of prayer, for all nations.

Zechariah 8:3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am returned to Sion, and I will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called The city of truth, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, The sanctified mountain.

2 Peter 1:18 And this voice, we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.

Context
The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
1For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations thereof are the holy mountains:2The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:3
For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.

Psalm 48:1
A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week. [2] Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

Psalm 68:16
Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.

Psalm 78:69
And he built his sanctuary as of unicorns, in the land which he founded for ever.

Psalm 121:1
I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from whence help shall come to me.

Isaiah 14:32
And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Sion, and the poor of his people shall hope in him.

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will lay a stone in the foundations of Sion, a tried stone, a corner stone, a precious stone, founded in the foundation. He that believeth, let him not hasten.

Jeremiah 31:23
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: As yet shall they say this word in the land of Juda, and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring back their captivity: The Lord bless thee, the beauty of justice, the holy mountain.

Daniel 9:16
O Lord, against all thy justice: let thy wrath and thy indignation be turned away, I beseech thee, from thy city, Jerusalem, and from thy holy mountain. For by reason of our sins, and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem, and thy people, are a reproach to all that are round about us.

Additional Translations
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is on the holy mountains.His foundation is in the holy mountains.

His foundation is in the holy mountains.

A Psalm of a Song for the sons of Core. His foundations are in the holy mountains.

{Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm. A Song.} His foundation is in the mountains of holiness.

A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

His foundation is in the holy mountains.

By sons of Korah. -- A Psalm, a song. His foundation is in holy mountains.
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