Psalm 87


His foundation stands on the holy mountain;

    Yahweh loves the gates of Zion

    more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.

Glorious epithets are spoken about you, city of God!  Selah

I declare that Rahab1 and Babylon are among those who know me;

    about Philistia, Tyre, and the Sudan [I say]:

"This people was born there."

About Zion it shall be said:

    "Everyone was born in her;

    The Most High has established her."

Yahweh notes in the register of the peoples:  "This people was born there."  Selah

Both singers and dancers exclaim:  "All the sources [of my blessings] are in you."



1 Rahab = Egypt.  Cf. Isa 30:7

2002 Ralph W. Klein