87
(A psalm and a song by the clan of Korah.)
The Glory of Mount Zion
1Zion was built by the Lord
on the holy mountain,
2and he loves that city
more than any other place
in all of Israel.
3Zion, you are the city of God,
and wonderful things
are told about you.
4Egypt,#87.4 Egypt: The Hebrew text has “Rahab,” the name of a monster that stands for Egypt (see Isaiah 30.7). Babylonia, Philistia,
Phoenicia,#87.4 Phoenicia: See the note at 83.7. and Ethiopia#87.4 Ethiopia: The Hebrew text has “Cush,” which was a region south of Egypt that included parts of the present countries of Ethiopia and Sudan.
are some of those nations
that know you,
and their people all say,
“I was born in Zion.”
5God Most High will strengthen
the city of Zion.
Then everyone will say,
“We were born here too.”
6The Lord will make a list
of his people,
and all who were born here
will be included.
7All who sing or dance will say,
“I too am from Zion.”
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