Psalm 87

Glorious things are spoken of thee
A song of Zion
Some have seen this psalm as predicting a universal kingdom. This cannot be drawn from the text.
 1 ¶ <<A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.>> His foundation is in the holy mountains. 
.2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
  1 - Foundation This place was chosen by God is1432.
  1 - Foundation ... holy mountains Jerusalem is in among hills. The city includes the mountains of Zion and Moriah. See ps04802, ps13303
  2 - Gates of Zion The seat of a city's government was at its gates. The leaders represent the people.
  2 - Gates The place of transacting business. See ps00914, ps12202, is2921.
  2 - City of our God Compare re2101.
.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.
 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
.6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
 7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
  4 - Rahab A word used to indicate Egypt. See ps04604, ps04801.
  4-6 - Born there What a great Lord we serve. He recognizes as His, sincere souls who have not had opportunity to know much of His truth re0709table.
  6 - Born there Not in Jerusalem but more likely the places mentioned in verse 4.
  7 - Springs in thee Or, as Milton expressed it, "Both they who sing and they who dance with sacred songs are there; In thee fresh brooks an soft streams glance, And all my fountains clear."
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