Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.
1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are said of you,
city of God:[a]
4 “I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]—
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d]
5 Indeed, 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 write in the register of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.”
7 As they make music they will sing,
“All my fountains are in you.”
Notas al pie
- Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
- Psalm 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt
- Psalm 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region
- Psalm 87:4 Or “I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / ‘This one was born in Zion.’ / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.”
Jerusalem—Guds by og hans folks hjem
1En sang af Koras slægt.
Han grundlagde sin by på de hellige høje.
2 Ja, Herren elsker Zions stad
langt mere end andre byer i Israel.
3 Jerusalem, du er Guds egen by,
der siges mange herlige ting om dig.
4 I Egypten og Babylonien,
i filistrenes land, i Tyrus og Kush
er der folk, der kender Gud
og føler, at Jerusalem er deres hjem.
5 I Jerusalem siger man til hinanden:
„Vi hører alle til på dette sted,
og den Almægtige tager hånd om sin by.”
6 Herren fører regnskab over alle mennesker,
og noterer dem, der hører Jerusalem til.
7 De danser af glæde, mens de lovpriser byen:
„Du er alt, hvad vi har brug for.”