1 On the holy mount stands the city he founded;
2 the Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God.
4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
Philistia too, and Tyre, with Ethiopia*
This one was born there, they say.
5 And of Zion it shall be said,
This one and that one were born in it;
for the Most High himself will establish it.
6 The Lord records, as he registers the peoples,
This one was born there.
7 Singers and dancers alike say,
All my springs are in you.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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10 February 2011