Psalm 87
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 87*

Zion the True Birthplace

1aA psalm of the Korahites. A song.


His foundation is on holy mountains,

2The Lord loves the gates* of Zion

more than any dwelling in Jacob.

3Glorious things are said of you,

O city of God!



4Rahab and Babylon I count

among those who know me.

See, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia,

“This one was born there.”

5*And of Zion it will be said:

“Each one was born in it.”b

The Most High will establish it;c

6the Lord notes in the register of the peoples:

“This one was born there.”d


7So singers and dancers:

“All my springs are in you.”e

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