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Psalm 87

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The nature and glory of the church.

A Psalm by the sons of Korah; a Song.

87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

87:2 Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

87:3 Glorious things are spoken about you, city of God.


The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof.

87:4 I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me.
Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia:
“This one was born there.”

87:5 Yes, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one was born in her;”
the Most High himself will establish her.

87:6 Yahweh will count, when he writes up the peoples,
“This one was born there.”


87:7 Those who sing as well as those who dance say,
“All my springs are in you.”

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