New Living Translation
Regarding Jerusalem it will be said, "Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there." And the Most High will personally bless this city.
King James Bible
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
Darby Bible Translation
And of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her; and the Most High himself shall establish her.
World English Bible
Yes, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one was born in her;" the Most High himself will establish her.
Young's Literal Translation
And of Zion it is said: Each one was born in her, And He, the Most High, doth establish her.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
87:5 Zion - Of Jerusalem, or the church of God. Said - It shall be acknowledged. Man - Heb. Man and man, all sorts of men without difference of nations. Establish - And this shall not be a transient, but a lasting work; Zion shall continue in its strength and fertility because the Almighty God is her founder and protector.
LibraryThe Worst Things Work for Good to the Godly
DO not mistake me, I do not say that of their own nature the worst things are good, for they are a fruit of the curse; but though they are naturally evil, yet the wise overruling hand of God disposing and sanctifying them, they are morally good. As the elements, though of contrary qualities, yet God has so tempered them, that they all work in a harmonious manner for the good of the universe. Or as in a watch, the wheels seem to move contrary one to another, but all carry on the motions of the watch: …
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The Foundation of the Church among the Jews
Visions of Future Glory
Praise the LORD, for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack.
We had heard of the city's glory, but now we have seen it ourselves--the city of the LORD of Heaven's Armies. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever. Interlude
So this is what the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, says: "O my people in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians when they oppress you with rod and club as the Egyptians did long ago.
What should we tell the Philistine messengers? Tell them, "The LORD has built Jerusalem; its walls will give refuge to his oppressed people."
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