Psalm 87 - [[A Psalm [or] Song for the sons of Korah.]] Proud member He has founded his city on the holy mountain. Psalm 87: This Song of Zion speaks prophetically of the time when Zion really will be the center of the universal kingdom of the Messiah. The time referred to. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Try it free for 30 days! Babel, the chief cit… A PSALM. Psalm 87:6 87:6 The LORD shall count, when he {f} writeth up the people, [that] this [man] was born there. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. God promised that even among the rivals there would be those who know Me– those who have true relationship with Him. WORD AND PHRASE STUDY. Jehovah's census of his chosen will differ much from ours; he will count many whom we should have disowned, and he will leave out many whom we should have reckoned. The Psalmist here describes the peculiar regard of God to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and figuratively represents him, as keeping a register of all the nations of the earth, and marking, as it were, in that register every one that was a citizen of Jerusalem, as thereby entitled to his distinguishing favour and protection. of Psalm 87:6, ESV: "The LORD records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.”Selah" Psalm 87:6, KJV: "The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. His foundation is in the holy mountains. 1. Psalm 87:6 Glorious Things of You Are Spoken. A Psalm of l the Sons of Korah. "When he writeth up", & c.; when all the true Israel is saved. As such, the Lord loves the gates of Zion. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Psalms 88. It is the saddest of the psalms. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. b. All make one bride. 6 The LORD will record, When He c registers the peoples: "This one was born there." i. “The crowds in the earthly Jerusalem are celebrating with music, song, and possibly even dance. It was thought to be a great honour to have one's name written in the golden book of the Republic of Venice, kings and princes paid dearly for the honour, but the book of life confers far rarer dignity upon all whose names are recorded therein. Glorious things are said of Every man truly born in Zion shall be admitted on the register. With Bible Gateway Plus, you gain instant access to a digital Bible study library, including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary. Glorious things of thee are spoken. [1] It is set to the music of the Austrian National Hymn, composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, and the words are those of John Newman. All we are or hope to be, all we have or ever hope to have, all we attain or ever hope to attain is from him. Psalm 48 (that we read earlier as our call to worship) describes the beauty and joy of this city. The account to be taken: "When he writeth up", & c., i.e. He will "count" whether a man be rightly there or no. It was from the sea that the sun drew up the clouds which fed the thousand rills which fall into the rivers, and so the rivers run back to the sea. The Bible clearly speaks of God’s special regard toward the land of Israel, and for Jerusalem specifically. He was the third king of Israel. Of the Korahites. The LORD will record, May it be our happy lot to be numbered with the Lord's chosen both in life and death, in the church roll below, and in the church roll above. Paul also noted, the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all (Galatians 4:26). The records will be important news. A song. 2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion Both the singers and the players on instruments say: This point was so important that both the singers and instruments of Israel emphasized it. ‘This one was born there.’”. The 12 "Korah" psalms (Psa 42-49, 84, 85, 87, and 88) -- which all point to the times of Hezekiah: see esp the notes on Psa 42/43. Who know Me: “A translation of the Hebrew verb yadah, which has a rich variety of meanings. On the holy mount stands the city he founded; 2. the L ord loves the gates of Zion. Cross References Isaiah 4:3 And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy - everyone who … In Jesus Christ, every believer can have the privilege of registration in Zion, of being a citizen of the heavenly City of God. The last census. Book » Of life. “Tyre is the type of godless luxury and inflated material prosperity, and, though often in friendly alliance with Israel, as being exposed to the same foes which harassed her, she was as far from knowing God as the other nations were. When events shall be traced to their principles at the last day, many a scene will come forth into prominence, which now is of little regard. He prays, but God does not seem to listen. i. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Psalm 87. more than all the dwellings of Jacob. --Samuel Chandler. Psalm 87:4-6 is an especially intriguing passage that has sparked discussion among scholars and interpreters. “Foreign nations are here described not as captives or tributaries, not even as doing voluntary homage to the greatness and glory of Zion, but as actually incorporated and enrolled, by a new birth, among her sons.” (Perowne, cited by Spurgeon), iv. 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