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.