The Psalms

Psalm 87

The nature and glory of the church, 1-3. The increase, honor, and comfort of the members thereof, 4-7.

1 [A Psalm or Song for the Sons of Korah.] His foundation is in the holy mountains.

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. [Selah.]

4 "I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those who know me. Behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush, they shall say, 'This man was born there.'"

5 And of Zion it shall be said, "This and that man was born in her. And the Highest himself shall establish her."

6 The LORD shall reckon when he registers the people: "This man was born there." [Selah.]

7 The singers as well as the players on instruments shall be there. All my springs are in you.

Commentary

Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 87

Notes

[v.6] - "when he registers the people" - From the Geneva Bible study notes: "When he calls them by his word into the Church, whom he had elected and written in the book."

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