Psalm 87:1
New International Version
Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. He has founded his city on the holy mountain.

New Living Translation
On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the LORD.

English Standard Version
On the holy mount stands the city he founded;

Berean Study Bible
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is on the holy mountains.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

New King James Version
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

King James Bible
A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Christian Standard Bible
The city he founded is on the holy mountains.

Contemporary English Version
Zion was built by the LORD on the holy mountain,

Good News Translation
The LORD built his city on the sacred hill;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A psalm of the sons of Korah. A song. His foundation is on the holy mountains.

International Standard Version
God's foundation is in the holy mountains.

NET Bible
Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song. The LORD's city is in the holy hills.

New Heart English Bible
[A Psalm by the sons of Korah; a Song.] His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His foundations are in his holy mountain!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By Korah's descendants; a psalm; a song.] [The city] the LORD has founded [stands]on holy mountains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

New American Standard 1977
His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His foundation is in mountains of holiness.

King James 2000 Bible
His foundation is in the holy mountains.

American King James Version
His foundation is in the holy mountains.

American Standard Version
His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of a Song for the sons of Core. His foundations are in the holy mountains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sons of Core, a psalm of a canticle. The foundations thereof are in the holy mountains:

Darby Bible Translation
{Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm. A Song.} His foundation is in the mountains of holiness.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains.

World English Bible
His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Young's Literal Translation
By sons of Korah. -- A Psalm, a song. His foundation is in holy mountains.
Study Bible
The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
1A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is on the holy mountains. 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:3
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 68:16
Why do you gaze in envy, O mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain God chose for His dwelling, where the LORD will surely dwell forever.

Psalm 78:69
He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth He has established forever.

Psalm 121:1
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

Isaiah 14:32
What answer will be given to the envoys of that nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, where His afflicted people will find refuge."

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Lord GOD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken.

Jeremiah 31:23
This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "When I restore them from captivity, they will once again speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities: 'May the LORD bless you, O righteous dwelling place, O holy mountain.'

Daniel 9:16
O Lord, in keeping with all Your righteous acts, I pray that Your anger and wrath may turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy hill; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all around us.

Treasury of Scripture

His foundation is in the holy mountains.

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2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Isaiah 28:16
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

the holy

Psalm 48:1,2
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness…

Psalm 68:16
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.







Lexicon
A Psalm
מִזְמ֣וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of the sons
לִבְנֵי־ (liḇ·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Korah.
קֹ֭רַח (qō·raḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7141: Korah -- an Edomite name, also an Israelite name

A Song.
שִׁ֑יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

His foundation
יְ֝סוּדָת֗וֹ (yə·sū·ḏā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3248: A foundation

[is] on the holy
קֹֽדֶשׁ׃ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

mountains.
בְּהַרְרֵי־ (bə·har·rê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2042: Hill, mountain
(1) His foundation.--This abrupt commencement with a clause without a verb has led to the conjecture that a line has dropped away. But this is unnecessary if we neglect the accents, and take gates of Zion in apposition with His foundation:

His foundation on the holy hill

Loveth Jehovah, (even) Zion's gates,

More than all Jacob's dwellings.

Here His foundation is equivalent to that which He hath founded, and the gates are put by metonymy for the city itself. (Comp. Jeremiah 14:2.)

With regard to the plural, mountains, it is probably only poetical, though geographically it is correct to speak of Jerusalem as situated on hills. Dean Stanley speaks of "the multiplicity of the eminences" which the city "shares, though in a smaller compass, with Rome and Constantinople" (Sinai and Palestine, p. 177).

Verses 1-3. - The praises of Zion.

(1) She is built upon the holy mountains;

(2) God loves her pre-eminently; and

(3) a glorious future is assigned to her in the counsels of God. Ver. 1. - His foundation is in the holy mountains. God's foundation - the city which he has founded - is "in the holy mountains;" i.e. in the hill country of Judaea, a congeries of mountains, "holy," since they surround the holy city and belong to the "holy land" (Zechariah 2:12). 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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