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Psalm 87 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:1 - A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korah.

On the holy mountain
stands the city founded by the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:2 - He loves the city of Jerusalem
more than any other city in Israel.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:3 - O city of God,
what glorious things are said of you!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:4 - I will count Egypt[fn] and Babylon among those who know me—
also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia.[fn]
They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:5 - Regarding Jerusalem[fn] it will be said,
“Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.”
And the Most High will personally bless this city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:6 - When the LORD registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:7 - The people will play flutes[fn] and sing,
“The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew He loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. See note on 44:4.
Hebrew Rahab, the name of a mythical sea monster that represents chaos in ancient literature. The name is used here as a poetic name for Egypt.
Hebrew Cush.
Hebrew Zion.
Or will dance.

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