Psalm 87

Psalm 87

Author: The sons of Korah

Verse 1 – His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Verse 2 – The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

Verse 3 – Glorious things are spoken of you, O City of God! Selah

The psalmist looks ahead to the future of the Holy City of God found in Revelation 21:10-27. Everyone whose name is in the Lamb’s book of life will live there (Revelation 21:27).

Verse 4 – “I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me; behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this one was born there.”

(Here, Rahab is not the one who saved the spies.) All these mentioned were powers of Mesopotamia, historical enemies of Israel. Rahab was a mythical dragon like monster which represented Egypt. Babylon was known for its oppression while Philistia had a reputation of aggression. Tyre was known for its wealth. These nations will be qualified to participate in Israel’s feasts and Torah instruction since all national distinctions will be eliminated under the Lords Kingship (Isaiah 2:2-4; 49:18-23; 56:3, 6, 7).

Verse 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.”

Verse 6 – The Lord will record, when He registers the peoples; “This one was born there.”

Verse 7 – Both the singers and the players on instruments say, “All my springs are in you.”

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