Psalm 87:2
New International Version
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

New Living Translation
He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel.

English Standard Version
the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

King James Bible
The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

New King James Version
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.

NASB 1995
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.

NASB 1977
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.

Amplified Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD loves Zion’s city gates more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

American Standard Version
Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH loves the gates of Zion more than all the tents of Jacob!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord loves the gates of Sion, more than all the tabernacles of Jacob.

Contemporary English Version
and he loves that city more than any other place in all of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob.

English Revised Version
The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Good News Translation
more than any other place in Israel he loves the city of Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD loves the city of Zion more than any other place in Jacob.

International Standard Version
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than the dwellings of Jacob.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD loveth the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH is loving the gates of Zion "" Above all the dwelling places of Jacob.

NET Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

World English Bible
Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is loving the gates of Zion Above all the tabernacles of Jacob.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
1A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A song. He has founded His city on the holy mountains. 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3Glorious things are ascribed to you, O city of God. Selah…

Cross References
Revelation 20:9
And they marched across the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.

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 78:67
He rejected the tent of Joseph and refused the tribe of Ephraim.

Psalm 78:68
But He chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved.

Psalm 122:2
Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

The Lord

Psalm 78:67-69
Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: …

Psalm 132:13,14
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation…

Deuteronomy 12:5
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:









Verse 2. - The Lord loveth the gates of Zion (comp. Psalm 78:68). More than all the dwellings of Jacob; i.e. "more than all the other dwellings" - more than Shiloh, more than Kirjath-jearim, more than any other of the ark's resting places.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

loves
אֹהֵ֣ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

the gates
שַׁעֲרֵ֣י (ša·‘ă·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

of Zion
צִיּ֑וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

more than all
מִ֝כֹּ֗ל (mik·kōl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the dwellings
מִשְׁכְּנ֥וֹת (miš·kə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

of Jacob.
יַעֲקֹֽב׃ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc


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