A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song.
On m the holy mount n stands the city he founded;
the Lord o loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
p Glorious things of you are spoken,
O q city of God. Selah
Among those who r know me I mention s Rahab and Babylon;
behold, Philistia and Tyre, with t Cush -
"This one was born there," they say.
And of Zion it shall be said,
"This one and that one were born in her";
for the Most High himself will u establish her.
The Lord records as he v registers the peoples,
"This one was born there." Selah
w Singers and x dancers alike say,
"All my y springs are in you."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Book Two As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain.
Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: 'Whoever believes will not be in haste.
Psalms 78:67 - 68
He rejected the tent of Joseph; he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Isaiah 54:1 - 3
Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married," says the Lord.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.
God will not turn back his anger; beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab.
Isaiah 19:22 - 25
And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.
Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.
The singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:
2 Samuel 6:14
And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.