Psalm 87:3 {86:3}
Good News Translation
Listen, city of God, to the wonderful things he says about you:

New Revised Standard Version
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah

Contemporary English Version
Zion, you are the city of God, and wonderful things are told about you.

New American Bible
Rahab and Babylon I count among those who know me. See, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia, “This one was born there.”

Douay-Rheims Bible
Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.


Psalm 48:2,3,11-13 With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king. . . .

Psalm 125:1,2 A gradual canticle. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth . . .

Isaiah 12:6 Rejoice, and praise, O thou habitation of Sion: for great is he that is in the midst of thee, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 49:14 And Sion said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.

Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and stretch out the skins of thy tabernacles, spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

Isaiah 59:20,21 And there shall come a redeemer to Sion, and to them that return from iniquity in Jacob, saith the Lord. . . .

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.

Isaiah 62:1 For Sion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for the sake of Jerusalem, I will not rest till her just one come forth as brightness, and her saviour be lighted as a lamp.

Jeremiah 3:17-17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord: and all the nations shall be gathered together to it, in the name of the Lord to Jerusalem, and they shall not walk after the perversity of their most wicked heart. . . .

Jeremiah 31:12,13 And they shall come, and shall give praise in mount Sion: and they shall flow together to the good things of the Lord, for the corn, and wine, and oil, and the increase of cattle and herds, and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall be hungry no more. . . .

Ezekiel 36:2,11 Thus saith the Lord God: Because the enemy hath said to you: Aha, the everlasting heights are given to us for an inheritance. . . .

Ezekiel 37:27,28 And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. . . .

Ezekiel 40:1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, the tenth day of the month, the fourteenth year after the city was destroyed: in the selfsame day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me thither.

Ezekiel 48:1 And these are the names of the tribes from the borders of the north, by the way of Hethalon, as they go to Emath, the court of Enan the border of Damascus northward, by the way off Emath. And from the east side thereof to the sea shall be one portion for Dan.

Hebrews 12:22,23 But you are come to mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, . . .

Revelation 14:1 And I beheld: and lo a Lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty-four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.

Revelation 21:10-27 And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain: and he shewed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, . . .

The LORD Loves the Gates of Zion
2The Lord loveth the gates of Sion above all the tabernacles of Jacob. 3Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God.4I will be mindful of Rahab and of Babylon knowing me. Behold the foreigners, and Tyre, and the people of the Ethiopians, these were there.…
Cross References
Psalm 46:4
The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.

Psalm 48:8
As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God hath founded it for ever.

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Psalm 87:2
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