Psalm 87
GNT
87
In Praise of Jerusalem#HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by the clan of Korah; a song.
1The Lord built his city on the sacred hill;#87.1: sacred hill: See 2.6.
2more than any other place in Israel
he loves the city of Jerusalem.
3Listen, city of God,
to the wonderful things he says about you:
4“I will include Egypt and Babylonia
when I list the nations that obey me;
the people of Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia#87.4: Hebrew Cush: Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman time, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).
I will number among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.”
5Of Zion it will be said
that all nations belong there
and that the Almighty will make her strong.
6The Lord will write a list of the peoples
and include them all as citizens of Jerusalem.
7They dance and sing,
“In Zion is the source of all our blessings.”

Good News Translation® (Today’s English Version, Second Edition)

© 1992 American Bible Society. All rights reserved.

Bible text from the Good News Translation (GNT) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, Floor 8, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155 (www.americanbible.org).

LICENSEE shall reproduce the following trademark and trademark notice on the copyright page of each copy of the Licensed Products: ®

Learn More About Good News Translation