Psalm 87

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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