Psalm 87
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

A psalm by the descendants of Korah. A song.

The Holy City for All People

1God’sa foundation is in the holy mountains.

2The LORD loves the gates of Zion

more than the dwellings of Jacob.

3Glorious things are spoken about you,

city of God.


4I will mention Rahab and Babylon

among those who acknowledge me—

including Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopiab

“This one was born there,” they say.c

5Indeed, about Zion it will be said:

“More than one persond was born in it,” and

“The Most High himself dide it.”

6The LORD will record,

as he registers the peoples,f

“This one was born there.”


7Then singers, as they play their instruments,g will declare,

“All my rootsh are in you.”

a 87:1 Lit. His
b 87:4 Lit. Cush
c 87:4 The Heb. lacks they say
d 87:5 Lit. a man and a man
e 87:5 Or secured
f 87:6 Lit. record, in a registry of people
g 87:7 Or singers and flute players
h 87:7 Lit. springs

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