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The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.
1 His foundation is on the holy mountain.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God [Jerusalem]. Selah.
4 “I will mention Rahab (Egypt) and Babylon among those who know Me--
Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia (Cush)--
‘This one was born there.’”
5 But of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her,”
And the Most High Himself will establish her.
6 The Lord will count, when He registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah.
7 The singers as well as the players of flutes will say,
“All my springs and sources of joy are in you [Jerusalem, city of God].”