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Psalm 87 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

This One Was Born in Zion

Psalm 87

A psalm of the sons of Korah, a song.
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
Adonai loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of you,
city of God. Selah
“I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge Me—
behold Philistia and Tyre, with Cush:
    ‘This one was born there.’”
But of Zion it will be said:
    “This one and that one were born in her.”
And Elyon Himself will establish her.
Adonai will count in the register of the peoples:
    “This one was born there.” Selah
Then singing and dancing—
all my fountains of joy are in you!

Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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Psalm 87 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
    more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,
    city of God:[a]
“I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon
    among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]
    and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d]
Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
    “This one and that one were born in her,
    and the Most High himself will establish her.”
The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
    “This one was born in Zion.”

As they make music they will sing,
    “All my fountains are in you.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
  2. Psalm 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt
  3. Psalm 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region
  4. 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.”
New International Version (NIV)

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