1 He laid His foundation on the sacred mountains. 2 The Eternal loves Zion’s gates; He prefers it over any other place where Jacob’s descendants make their homes. 3 Spectacular things are said about you, O Jerusalem, city of the True God.
4 God says, “I tell of some who know Me in Egypt[b] and Babylon; behold, My people are in Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia[c] too: ‘This person was born there.’”
5 It is said of Zion, “This person and that person were born in her.” The Most High God has established that city and makes her strong. 6 When keeping track of His people, the Eternal surely notices, “This one was born in Zion.”
7 Those who sing and those who dance will say together, “All my fountains of joy are in You.”
87:3Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”
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