Psalm 87:3
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New International Version
Glorious things are said of you, city of God:

New Living Translation
O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude

English Standard Version
Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah

New American Standard Bible
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

King James Bible
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Glorious things are said about you, city of God. Selah "

International Standard Version
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Interlude

NET Bible
People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Glories are spoken in you, City of our God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Glorious things are said about you, O city of God! [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
Glorious things are spoken of Thee, O city of God. Selah

New American Standard 1977
Glorious things are spoken of you,
            O city of God. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

American King James Version
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

American Standard Version
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

English Revised Version
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

World English Bible
Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Honourable things are spoken in Thee, O city of God. Selah.
Study Bible
His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains
2The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah. 4"I shall mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me; Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia: 'This one was born there.'"…
Cross References
Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

Psalm 48:8
As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish her forever. Selah.

Isaiah 60:1
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
Treasury of Scripture

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

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Psalm 48:2,3,11-13 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, …

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy …

Isaiah 49:14 But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.

Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains …

Isaiah 59:20,21 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression …

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake …

Jeremiah 3:17-17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and …

Jeremiah 31:12,13 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall …

Ezekiel 36:2,11 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because the enemy has said against you, Aha, …

Ezekiel 37:27,28 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I will be their God, …

Ezekiel 40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning …

Ezekiel 48:1 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the …

Hebrews 12:22,23 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, …

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, see, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with …

Revelation 21:10-27 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, …

(3) The meaning of this verse is obvious in spite of its many grammatical difficulties. The praise of Zion had found many tongues, but the poet implies that he is going to swell the chorus.

Verse 3. - Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. The psalmist probably refers in part to the predictions of older prophets, but also in part to the revelations made to himself, which he is on the point of recording (vers. 4-7). Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Which is to be understood not of the city of Jerusalem literally, which was a magnificent city, compact together, full of inhabitants, and spacious houses, the metropolis of Judea, and seat of the kings of Judah; and what was most glorious of all that could be said of it, it was the city of God; and so Jarchi interprets it, the glory spoken of it is, that it is the city of God; here the temple was built, and many glorious things were in it; here God granted his presence, and his worship was kept up: and besides, there were other and more glorious things spoken of it, by way of prophecy; as, that the Messiah should come in person into it, as the owner of it, and give it a greater glory than the first temple had; here he was to preach his doctrines, and do his miracles, which he accordingly did; near this city he suffered, died, and was buried; rose again, ascended to heaven; and here he poured forth the gifts of the Holy Spirit in an extraordinary manner: but rather this is to be interpreted of the church of God, comparable to a city, and which is of God's building, and where he dwells; See Gill on Psalm 48:1 of which glorious things are spoken for the present; as, that it is the city of the King of kings, the name of which is "Jehovah Shammah", the Lord is there; its foundation is Christ; its walls and bulwarks are salvation; its gates are praise; glorious ordinances are administered in it, and glorious truths are preached here; and so the words may be rendered, "glorious things are spoken in thee" (x): and of it also glorious things are spoken, by way of prophecy, as, what shall be in the latter day; a great effusion of the Spirit upon it; the gracious presence of Christ in it in a more visible manner; a great increase of converts both among Jews and Gentiles, which shall flock into it; and the great spread of the Gospel, which shall be the means of it; the unity, harmony, and concord of professors of religion; the holiness of their lives and conversation; and the very great peace and prosperity which will everywhere abound; and especially glorious things are spoken of the New Jerusalem, the city of our God; of which see Revelation 21:1.

Selah. See Gill on Psalm 3:2.

(x) "in te", Montanus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Schmidt, Syr. vers. 3. spoken of thee—or, "in thee," that is, the city of God (Ps 46:4; 48:2).87:1-3 Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. Let us not be ashamed of the church of Christ in its meanest condition, nor of those that belong to it, since such glorious things are spoken of it. Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, even Jesus Christ. The glorious things spoken of Zion by the Spirit, were all typical of Christ, and his work and offices; of the gospel church, its privileges and members; of heaven, its glory and perfect happiness.
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