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Psalm 87 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:1 - Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:2 - The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:3 - Glorious things are said of you, city of God:[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:4 - “I will record Rahab[fn] and Babylon among those who acknowledge me— Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[fn]— and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’ ”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:5 - Indeed, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:6 - The LORD will write in the register of the peoples: “This one was born in Zion.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:7 - As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”
NIV Footnotes
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
A poetic name for Egypt
That is, the upper Nile region
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.”

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