Share:

Previous ChapterPrevious VerseNext VerseNext ChapterReduce Font SizeIncrease Font Size
Psalms 87
New Living Translation

A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korah.

87On the holy mountain stands the city founded by the Lord.

2He loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel[1].

3O city of God, what glorious things are said of you! Interlude

4I will count Egypt[2] and Babylon among those who know me - also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia[3]. They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!

5Regarding Jerusalem[4] it will be said, “Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.” And the Most High will personally bless this city.

6When the Lord registers the nations, he will say, “They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.” Interlude

7The people will play flutes[5] and sing, “The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”



[1] Psalms 87:2Hebrew He loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. See note on 44.4
[2] Psalms 87:4Hebrew Rahab, the name of a mythical sea monster that represents chaos in ancient literature. The name is used here as a poetic name for Egypt.
[3] Psalms 87:4Hebrew Cush
[4] Psalms 87:5Hebrew Zion
[5] Psalms 87:7Or will dance



New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. All rights reserved.

Old Testament
  • 25. Lamentations (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 29. Joel (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 31. Obadiah (1)
  • 1
  • 34. Nahum (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 35. Habakkuk (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 36. Zephaniah (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 37. Haggai (2)
  • 1
  • 2

New Testament
  • 50. Philippians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 51. Colossians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 52. 1 Thessalonians (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 53. 2 Thessalonians (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 55. 2 Timothy (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 56. Titus (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 57. Philemon (1)
  • 1
  • 61. 2 Peter (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 63. 2 John (1)
  • 1
  • 64. 3 John (1)
  • 1
  • 65. Jude (1)
  • 1
Please login to see history of your searches
for clipboard..
Return to top