A song of praise from the Korah family.
1 The LORD built his city on the holy hills.
2 He loves the gates of Zion more than any other place in Israel.
3 Wonderful things are said about you, City of God.
4 God says, “Some of my people live in Egypt* Egypt Literally, “Rahab.” This name means the “Dragon.” It became a popular name for Egypt. and Babylon.
Some of them were born in Philistia, Tyre, and even Ethiopia.”
5 But about Zion he says,
“I know each and every person born there.”
It is the city built by God Most High.
6 The LORD keeps a list of all his people,
and he knows where each of them was born.
7 At the festivals, people will dance and sing,
“All good things come from Zion.”
*87:4 Egypt Literally, “Rahab.” This name means the “Dragon.” It became a popular name for Egypt.