1 His foundation is on the holy mountains. ♦
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
2 Glorious things are spoken of you, ♦
Zion, city of our God.
3 I record Egypt and Babylon as those who know me; ♦
behold Philistia, Tyre and Ethiopia:
in Zion were they born.
4 And of Zion it shall be said, ‘Each one was born in her, ♦
and the Most High himself has established her.’
5 The Lord will record as he writes up the peoples, ♦
‘This one also was born there.’
6 And as they dance they shall sing, ♦
‘All my fresh springs are in you.’
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