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Psalm 87 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Glories of the City of God

A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.

87 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God! Selah

“I will make mention of [a]Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me;
Behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia:
‘This one was born there.’ ”

And of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her;
And the Most High Himself shall establish her.”
The Lord will record,
When He registers the peoples:
“This one was born there.” Selah

Both the singers and the players on instruments say,
“All my springs are in you.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 87:4 Egypt
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

תהילים 87 The Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC)

87 לִבְנֵי־קֹ֖רַח מִזְמ֣וֹר שִׁ֑יר יְ֝סוּדָת֗וֹ בְּהַרְרֵי־קֹֽדֶשׁ׃

אֹהֵ֣ב יְ֭הוָה שַׁעֲרֵ֣י צִיּ֑וֹן מִ֝כֹּ֗ל מִשְׁכְּנ֥וֹת יַעֲקֹֽב׃

נִ֭כְבָּדוֹת מְדֻבָּ֣ר בָּ֑ךְ עִ֖יר הָאֱלֹהִ֣ים סֶֽלָה׃

אַזְכִּ֤יר׀ רַ֥הַב וּבָבֶ֗ל לְֽיֹ֫דְעָ֥י הִנֵּ֤ה פְלֶ֣שֶׁת וְצ֣וֹר עִם־כּ֑וּשׁ זֶ֝֗ה יֻלַּד־שָֽׁם׃

וּֽלֲצִיּ֨וֹן׀ יֵאָמַ֗ר אִ֣ישׁ וְ֭אִישׁ יֻלַּד־בָּ֑הּ וְה֖וּא יְכוֹנְנֶ֣הָ עֶלְיֽוֹן׃

יְֽהוָ֗ה יִ֭סְפֹּר בִּכְת֣וֹב עַמִּ֑ים זֶ֖ה יֻלַּד־שָׁ֣ם סֶֽלָה׃

וְשָׁרִ֥ים כְּחֹלְלִ֑ים כָּֽל־מַעְיָנַ֥י בָּֽךְ׃

Psalm 87 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

87 By sons of Korah. -- A Psalm, a song. His foundation [is] in holy mountains.

Jehovah is loving the gates of Zion Above all the tabernacles of Jacob.

Honourable things are spoken in Thee, O city of God. Selah.

I mention Rahab and Babel to those knowing Me, Lo, Philistia, and Tyre, with Cush! This [one] was born there.

And of Zion it is said: Each one was born in her, And He, the Most High, doth establish her.

Jehovah doth recount in the describing of the peoples, `This [one] was born there.' Selah.

Singers also as players on instruments, All my fountains [are] in Thee!

Psalm 87 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion.

A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.

87 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God. [a]Selah.
“I shall mention [b]Rahab and Babylon [c]among those who know Me;
Behold, Philistia and Tyre with [d]Ethiopia:
‘This one was born there.’”
But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”;
And the Most High Himself will establish her.
The Lord will count when He registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah.
Then those who sing as well as those who [e]play the flutes shall say,
“All my springs of joy are in you.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 87:3 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  2. Psalm 87:4 I.e. Egypt
  3. Psalm 87:4 Or as
  4. Psalm 87:4 Lit Cush
  5. Psalm 87:7 Or dance
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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