A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah [C descendants of Kohath, son of Levi, who served as temple musicians; 1 Chr. 6:22].
87 ·The Lord built Jerusalem [L Its foundations are] on the holy mountain [C Zion, the location of the Temple].
2 ·He [L The Lord] loves ·its gates [L the gates of Zion] more than any other place in ·Israel [L Jacob]. 3 City of God, ·wonderful [glorious] things are said about you [46; 48; Is. 2:2–4; 26:1–2; 60:15–22; 61:1–7]. ·Selah[Interlude]
4 God says, “I will ·put Egypt and Babylonia on the list of nations that know me [L mention Rahab and Babylonia as those who know me]. People from Philistia, Tyre, and Cush [C Ethiopia] will be born there.” 5 They will say about ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C the location of the Temple], “This one and that one were born there. God Most High will ·strengthen [establish] her.” 6 The Lord will keep a list of the nations. He will note, “This person was born there.” ·Selah[Interlude]
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