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Psalm 87 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 87

The Glorious City

By the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

The Holy City

The city he founded is on the holy mountains.
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
    more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken about you, O City of God. Interlude

Its Citizens

I will register Rahab[a] and Babylon among those who know me.
Look! Philistia and Tyre are there, along with Cush!
Of them I say, “This one was born there in Zion.”[b]
And about Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.”
When he registers the peoples,
the Lord will write:
“This one was born there.” Interlude
Then the singers, as they dance, will sing,
“All my springs are in you.”


  1. Psalm 87:4 Rahab here is a name for Egypt, which is pictured as a sea monster.
  2. Psalm 87:4 The words of them I say and in Zion are added to clarify the antecedents.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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