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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Bible Commentary

Psalms 87

Verses 1-7

Psalms 87:1-7 :

His foundation is in the holy mountains. The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all of the dwellings of Jacob ( Psalms 87:1-2 ).

So it's sort of a psalm which extols the city of Jerusalem which is known as Zion also.

Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there ( Psalms 87:3-4 ).

Now I don't understand that particular verse, so no comment.

And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her ( Psalms 87:5 ):

I guess these people were born in other cities and so forth, but of Zion it will be said, "This man was born in her,"

and the Highest himself shall establish her. The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee ( Psalms 87:5-7 ).

Now that last part is the thing that inspires me. "All my springs are in Thee." God, You are the source of life. All of my springs are in Thee. And I draw my life, Lord, from Thee. The source-giver of life. "

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Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on Psalms 87". "Smith's Bible Commentary". 2014.