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Psalm 87

The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion.

A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song.

1His foundation is on the holy mountain.

The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).

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

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

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

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

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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Salme 87

Jerusalem—Guds by og hans folks hjem

1En sang af Koras slægt.

Han grundlagde sin by på de hellige høje.
Ja, Herren elsker Zions stad
    langt mere end andre byer i Israel.
Jerusalem, du er Guds egen by,
    der siges mange herlige ting om dig.
I Egypten og Babylonien,
    i filistrenes land, i Tyrus og Kush
er der folk, der kender Gud
    og føler, at Jerusalem er deres hjem.
I Jerusalem siger man til hinanden:
„Vi hører alle til på dette sted,
    og den Almægtige tager hånd om sin by.”
Herren fører regnskab over alle mennesker,
    og noterer dem, der hører Jerusalem til.
De danser af glæde, mens de lovpriser byen:
    „Du er alt, hvad vi har brug for.”