PSALM 87 - Enigmatic 28 Jan 2020
In my opinion psalm 87 is enigmatic. The sentences are unclear. The meaning is unclear to me. Nevertheless it is clear that God loves mount Zion. He choose to reside in the temple of Jerusalem.
I simply can not understand everything. But I trust the choices God has made for me. I trust his love.
1 [Of the sons of Korah. Psalm. Song]
With its foundations on the holy mountains,
2 Yahweh loves his city,
he prefers the gates of Zion to any dwelling-place in Jacob.
3 He speaks of glory for you, city of God, Pause
4 'I number Rahab and Babylon among those that acknowledge me;
look at Tyre, Philistia, Ethiopia, so and so was born there.'
5 But of Zion it will be said,
'Every one was born there,'
her guarantee is the Most High.
6 Yahweh in his register of peoples will note against each,
'Born there', Pause
7 princes no less than native-born;
all make their home in you.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.