The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion.
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.
1His foundation is on the holy mountain.
2The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).
3Glorious 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.’ ”
5But of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her,”
And the Most High Himself will establish her.
6The Lord will count, when He registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah.
7The singers as well as the players of flutes will say,
“All my springs and sources of joy are in you [Jerusalem, city of God].”