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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].”

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 87

Kamfo a wɔkamfo Yerusalem

1Awurade kyekyeree ne kurow wɔ bepɔw kronkron so; Israel baabiara nni hɔ a ɔpɛ sen Yerusalem.

Tie, Onyankopɔn kurow, nsɛm nwonwa a ɔka fa wo ho se, “Sɛ merehyehyɛ nkurow a wotie me din a, mede Misraim ne Babilonia bɛka ho. Mɛkan wɔn afra Yerusalem ne Filisti ne Tiro ne Sudanfo mu.” Wɔka fa Sion ho se aman nyinaa yɛ ne de na Otumfoɔ bɛhyɛ no den. Awurade bɛkyerɛw nnipa din na ɔde wɔn aka ho sɛ Yerusalem. Wɔto dwom saw, se, “Sion ne baabi a nhyira fi ba.”