Psalm 87:5 {86:5}
Good News Translation
Of Zion it will be said that all nations belong there and that the Almighty will make her strong.

Contemporary English Version
God Most High will strengthen the city of Zion. Then everyone will say, "We were born here too."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the Highest himself hath founded her.

New American Bible
the LORD notes in the register of the peoples: “This one was born there.” Selah

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Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the Highest himself hath founded her.

of Zion

Isaiah 44:4,5 And they shall spring up among the herbs, as willows beside the running waters. . . .

Isaiah 60:1-9 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. . . .

John 1:12-14 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. . . .

John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. . . .

Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all the children of God, by faith in Christ Jesus. . . .

Hebrews 11:32-40 And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and the prophets: . . .

Hebrews 12:1,2,22-24 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: . . .

1 Peter 1:23,24 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever. . . .

highest

Ezekiel 48:35 Its circumference was eighteen thousand: and the name of the city from that day, The Lord is there.

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.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?

Context
The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
4I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were there. 5Shall not Sion say: This man and that man is born in her? and the Highest himself hath founded her.6The Lord shall tell in his writings of peoples and of princes, of them that have been in her.…
Cross References
Psalm 31:21
Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewn his wonderful mercy to me in a fortified city.

Psalm 48:8
As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God hath founded it for ever.

Isaiah 10:24
Therefore, thus saith the Lord the God of hosts: O my people that dwellest in Sion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall strike thee with his rod, and he shall lift up his staff over thee in the way of Egypt.

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.

Additional Translations
And it will be said of Zion: “This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High Himself will establish her.”And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; And the Most High himself will establish her.

A man shall say, Sion is my mother; and such a man was born in her; and the Highest himself has founded her.

And of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; and the Most High himself shall establish her.

Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; and the Most High himself shall establish her.

And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the Highest himself shall establish her.

Yes, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one was born in her;" the Most High himself will establish her.

And of Zion it is said: Each one was born in her, And He, the Most High, doth establish her.
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