Psalm 87
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1Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song. The LORD's city is in the holy hills. 1On the holy mount stands the city he founded;
2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. 2the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
3People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. (Selah) 3Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah
4I mention Rahab and Babylon to my followers. Here are Philistia and Tyre, along with Ethiopia. It is said of them, "This one was born there." 4Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush— “This one was born there,” they say.
5But it is said of Zion's residents, "Each one of these was born in her, and the sovereign One makes her secure." 5And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her.
6The LORD writes in the census book of the nations, "This one was born there." (Selah) 6The LORD records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah
7As for the singers, as well as the pipers--all of them sing within your walls. 7Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”
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Psalm 86
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