Psalm 87:7
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New International Version
As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."

New Living Translation
The people will play flutes and sing, "The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!"

English Standard Version
Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, "All my springs of joy are in you."

King James Bible
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Singers and dancers alike will say," My whole source of joy is in you."

International Standard Version
Then singers, as they play their instruments, will declare, "All my roots are in you."

NET Bible
As for the singers, as well as the pipers--all of them sing within your walls.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Princes who dwell in you will rejoice and all who were humbled in you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Singers and dancers will sing, "Zion is the source of all our blessings."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And singers and players on instruments in her shall say: all my springs are in thee.

King James 2000 Bible
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.

American King James Version
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.

American Standard Version
They that sing as well as they that dance'shall say , All my fountains are in thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The dwelling in thee is as it were of all rejoicing.

Darby Bible Translation
As well the singers as the dancers [shall say], All my springs are in thee.

English Revised Version
They that sing as well as they that dance shall say, All my fountains are in thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

World English Bible
Those who sing as well as those who dance say, "All my springs are in you." A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Suffering of Affliction." A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite.

Young's Literal Translation
Singers also as players on instruments, All my fountains are in Thee!
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

87:4-7 The church of Christ is more glorious and excellent than the nations of the earth. In the records of heaven, the meanest of those who are born again stand registered. When God renders to every man according to his works, he shall observe who enjoyed the privileges of his sanctuary. To them much was given, and of them much will be required. Let those that dwell in Zion, mark this, and live up to their profession. Zion's songs shall be sung with joy and triumph. The springs of the joy of a carnal worldling are in wealth and pleasure; but of a gracious soul, in the word of God and prayer. All grace and consolation are derived from Christ, through his ordinances, to the souls of believers.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - As well the singers as the players on instruments; literally, and singers as well as dancers [shall say]. (On dancing as an element of religious service, see Exodus 15:20; 2 Samuel 6:16; Psalm 68:25; Psalm 149:3; Psalm 150:4.) The psalmist intends to represent the converted nations as coming in a grand procession, with songs and dances, to celebrate their admission to Zion, and there one and all exclaiming, All my fresh springs - i.e. "all my sources of life, and joy, and happiness" - are in thee. The verse is possibly but "fragment," as Professor Cheyne supposes.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As well the singers as the players on the instruments shall be there,.... In Zion, in the church; signifying that there should be great spiritual joy there when the above things should be accomplished; great joy in the churches, because of the conversion of Jews and Gentiles; and great joy in the persons themselves, born again, and brought to Zion; in allusion to the vocal and instrumental music used in the temple service; see Isaiah 35:10.

all my springs are in thee; which are either the words of the psalmist, or rather of the souls born in Zion; who, in their spiritual songs, will thus express themselves concerning the church, in which are the word and ordinances, compared to fountains of living water, and are springs of spiritual peace and refreshment to converted persons; see Joel 3:18, where also the Spirit and his graces are communicated by the ministry of the word and ordinances in the church, which are signified by wells and rivers of living water, John 4:14 and particularly here stands Christ, the fountain of gardens, and well of living waters, for the supply and comfort of saints, and his blood a fountain opened for cleansing and purification, Sol 4:15, yea, here flows the river of God's love, the streams whereof make glad the city of God; and which, like the waters in Ezekiel's vision, come from under the threshold of the sanctuary, Psalm 46:4 or the words may be considered as an address of the psalmist, or of the church, or of regenerate persons, unto Christ:

all my springs or fountains are in thee; the fulness of grace dwells in him, the springs of all joy, and peace, and comfort, are with him; the wells of salvation are in him, and both grace and glory are from him; he is the spring of all grace now, and the fountain of all happiness hereafter. Gussetius (z) has a very peculiar version of the whole text, which he renders thus

"all my fountains will be singing in thee, or of thee, as those that dance at the sound of the pipe:''

taking the allusion to be to the playing of fountains in gardens, and to the delightful sound the waters make; but the accents will not admit of such a sense.

(z) Comment. Ebr. p. 845.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. As in a great procession of those thus written up, or registered, seeking Zion (Isa 2:3; Jer 50:5), "the singers" and "players," or pipers, shall precede.

all my springs—So each shall say, "All my sources of spiritual joy are in Thee" (Ps 46:4; 84:6).

Psalm 87:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains
6The LORD will count when He registers the peoples, "This one was born there." Selah. 7Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, "All my springs of joy are in you."
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:14
Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might,

Psalm 30:11
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

Psalm 36:9
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Psalm 68:25
In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the young women playing the timbrels.

Psalm 149:3
Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
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