Psalm 87:3
New International Version
Glorious things are said of you, city of God:

New Living Translation
O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude

English Standard Version
Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah

Berean Study Bible
Glorious things are ascribed to you, O city of God. Selah

King James Bible
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

New King James Version
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! Selah

New American Standard Bible
Glorious things are spoken of you, City of God. Selah

NASB 1995
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

NASB 1977
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

Amplified Bible
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God [Jerusalem]. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
Glorious things are said about you, city of God. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Glorious things are said about you, city of God. Selah “

American Standard Version
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Glories are spoken in you, City of our God!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Glorious things have been spoken of thee, O city of God. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
Zion, you are the city of God, and wonderful things are told about you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.

English Revised Version
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah

Good News Translation
Listen, city of God, to the wonderful things he says about you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Glorious things are said about you, O city of God! [Selah]

International Standard Version
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
Glorious things are spoken of Thee, O city of God. Selah

Literal Standard Version
Honorable things are spoken in You, O city of God. Selah.

NET Bible
People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.

World English Bible
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Honourable things are spoken in Thee, O city of God. Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3Glorious things are ascribed to you, O city of God. Selah 4“I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me—along with Philistia, Tyre, and Cush—when I say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’ ”…

Cross References
Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams delight the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Psalm 48:8
As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish her forever. Selah

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.


Treasury of Scripture

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

glorious

Psalm 48:2,3,11-13
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King…

Psalm 125:1,2
A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever…

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.









(3) The meaning of this verse is obvious in spite of its many grammatical difficulties. The praise of Zion had found many tongues, but the poet implies that he is going to swell the chorus.

Verse 3. - Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. The psalmist probably refers in part to the predictions of older prophets, but also in part to the revelations made to himself, which he is on the point of recording (vers. 4-7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Glorious things
נִ֭כְבָּדוֹת (niḵ·bā·ḏō·wṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

are ascribed
מְדֻבָּ֣ר (mə·ḏub·bār)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to you,
בָּ֑ךְ (bāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O city
עִ֖יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of God.
הָאֱלֹהִ֣ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


Jump to Previous
City Glorious Honourable Noble Selah
Jump to Next
City Glorious Honourable Noble Selah
Links
Psalm 87:3 NIV
Psalm 87:3 NLT
Psalm 87:3 ESV
Psalm 87:3 NASB
Psalm 87:3 KJV

Psalm 87:3 BibleApps.com
Psalm 87:3 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 87:3 Chinese Bible
Psalm 87:3 French Bible
Psalm 87:3 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Psalm 87:3 Glorious things are spoken about you city (Psalm Ps Psa.)
Psalm 87:2
Top of Page
Top of Page