Written by the Korahites; a psalm, a song.
87:1 The Lord’s city is in the holy hills.2
87:2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
87:3 People say wonderful things about you,3
O city of God. (Selah)
87:4 I mention Rahab4 and Babylon to my followers.5
Here are6 Philistia and Tyre,7 along with Ethiopia.8
It is said of them, “This one was born there.”9
87:5 But it is said of Zion’s residents,10
“Each one of these11 was born in her,
and the sovereign One12 makes her secure.”13
87:6 The Lord writes in the census book of the nations,14
“This one was born there.”15 (Selah)
87:7 As for the singers, as well as the pipers –
all of them sing within your walls.16