Zion, The City Of God

1 A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.His (A)foundation is in the holy mountains.

1 {A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.} His foundation is in the holy mountains.

1 A psalm of the sons of Korah. A song.His foundation is on the holy mountains.(A)

1 God's foundation is in the holy mountains.

1 His foundation is on the holy mountain.

2 The Lord (B)loves the gates of ZionMore than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.

2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

2 The Lord loves the gates of Zionmore than all the dwellings of Jacob.(B)

2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than the dwellings of Jacob.

2 The Lord loves the gates of ZionMore than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).

3 (C)Glorious things are spoken of you,O (D)city of God. (a)Selah.

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

3 Glorious things are said about you,city of God.(C)Selah

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

3 Glorious things are spoken of you,O city of God [Jerusalem]. Selah.

4 “I shall mention (b)(E)Rahab and Babylon (c)among those who know Me;Behold, Philistia and (F)Tyre with (d)(G)Ethiopia:‘This one was born there.’”

4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

4 “I will mention those who know Me:Rahab, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and Cush—each one was born there.”(D)

4 I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me including Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia "This one was born there," they say.

4 “I will mention Rahab (Egypt) and Babylon among those who know Me—Behold, Philistia and Tyre with Ethiopia (Cush)—‘This one was born there.’”

5 But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”;And the Most High Himself will (H)establish her.

5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

5 And it will be said of Zion,“This one and that one were born in her.”The Most High Himself will establish her.(E)

5 Indeed, about Zion it will be said: "More than one person was born in it," and "The Most High himself did it."

5 But of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her,”And the Most High Himself will establish her.

6 The Lord will count when He (I)registers the peoples,“This one was born there.” Selah.

6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

6 When He registers the peoples,the Lord will record,“This one was born there.”(F)Selah

6 The LORD will record, as he registers the nations, "This one was born there." Interlude

6 The Lord will count, when He registers the peoples,“This one was born there.” Selah.

7 Then those who (J)sing as well as those who (e)(K)play the flutes shall say,“All my (L)springs of joy are in you.”

7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

7 Singers and dancers alike will say,“My whole source of joy is(a) in you.”(G)

7 Then singers, as they play their instruments, will declare, "All my roots are in you." A song. A psalm by the descendants of Korah. According to . An instruction by Heman the Ezrahite.

7 The singers as well as the players of flutes will say,“All my springs and sources of joy are in you [Jerusalem, city of God].”

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