Psalm 87

The privileges of citizenship in Zion.

A Psalm of the sons of Korah; a Song.

[a]87 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
Jehovah loveth the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah
I will make mention of [b]Rahab and Babylon as among them that know me:
Behold, Philistia, and Tyre, with [c]Ethiopia:
This one was born there.
Yea, of Zion it shall be said, This one and that one was born in her;
And the Most High himself will establish her.
Jehovah will count, when he writeth up the peoples,
This one was born there. Selah
They that sing as well as [d]they that dance shall say,
All my fountains are in thee.


  1. Psalm 87:1 Or, His foundation in the holy mountains Jehovah loveth, even the gates etc.
  2. Psalm 87:4 Or, Egypt
  3. Psalm 87:4 Hebrew Cush.
  4. Psalm 87:7 Or, the players on instruments shall be there