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Foreign Nations Come to Worship in Jerusalem

Of the sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.[a]

87 His foundation is on the holy mountains.
Yahweh loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken about[b] you,
O city of God. Selah
I will record[c] those who know me
in Rahab[d] and Babylon,
behold in Philistia and Tyre with Cush,
“This one was born there.”
But with respect to Zion it shall be said,
Each one[e] was born in her,”
for the Most High himself will establish her.
Yahweh will record in writing the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah
And while dancing, singers will sing,
“All my springs are in you.”


  1. Psalm 87:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 87:3 Or “in”
  3. Psalm 87:4 Or “mention”
  4. Psalm 87:4 That is, Egypt; compare Isa 30:7
  5. Psalm 87:5 Literally “A man and a man”