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The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A song.
1He has founded His city
on the holy mountains. a
2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are ascribed to you,
O city of God.
4 “I will mention Rahab b and Babylon
among those who know Me—
along with Philistia, Tyre, and Cush c —
when I say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’ ”
5 And it will be said of Zion:
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High Himself will establish her.”
6 The LORD will record in the register of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.”
7 Singers and pipers will proclaim,
“All my springs of joy are in You.”
1 a Literally His foundation is on the holy mountains
4 b Rahab is a poetic name for Egypt.
4 c That is, the upper Nile region