12 By his power he churned up the sea;(A)
    by his wisdom(B) he cut Rahab(C) to pieces.

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“I will record Rahab[a](A) and Babylon
    among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia(B) too, and Tyre(C), along with Cush[b]
    and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[c](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt
  2. Psalm 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region
  3. Psalm 87:4 Or “I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / ‘This one was born in Zion.’ / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.”

10 You crushed Rahab(A) like one of the slain;
    with your strong arm you scattered(B) your enemies.

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    to Egypt, whose help is utterly useless.(A)
Therefore I call her
    Rahab(B) the Do-Nothing.

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Awake, awake,(A) arm(B) of the Lord,
    clothe yourself with strength!(C)
Awake, as in days gone by,
    as in generations of old.(D)
Was it not you who cut Rahab(E) to pieces,
    who pierced that monster(F) through?

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