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