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The third book of Psalms, song 87, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 87

New English Translation


   Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song.
   1 The LORD's city is in the holy hills.
   2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
   3 People say wonderful things about you, O city of God. (Selah)
   4 I 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."
   5 But it is said of Zion's residents, "Each one of these was born in her, and the sovereign One makes her secure."
   6 The LORD writes in the census book of the nations, "This one was born there." (Selah)
   7 As for the singers, as well as the pipers - all of them sing within your walls.

King James Version


   A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.
   1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
   2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
   3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
   4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
   5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
   6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
   7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
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