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Psalm 87

The Glories of the City of God

A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song.

1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.

2 aThe Lord loves the gates of Zion

More than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3 bGlorious things are spoken of you,

O city of God!


4 “I will make mention of 1Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me;

Behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia:

‘This one was born there.’ ”

5 And of Zion it will be said,

“This one and that one were born in her;

And the Most High Himself shall establish her.”

6 The Lord will record,

When He cregisters the peoples:

“This one was born there.”


7 Both the singers and the players on instruments say,

“All my springs are in you.”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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