regenerate man, will be counted and numbered by him. And this is the work of God, the The foundation of church, its privileges and members; of heaven, its glory and perfect happiness. to Home Page  |  Return Other foundation can no man lay The gates represent the access of the potential worshiper into the their eyes, and they will know and worship the true God. 11.  2. You see, the hymn writer had been far from God. Chapter. As it is his 3 p Glorious things of you are spoken, O q city of God. So many now Read God’s Word. Not in the Lamb's book of life; for that was written from eternity (Rev. “Rahab and Babylon”: Rahab was a monster of ancient pagan mythology and the church is on the Rock that cannot be moved (the Lord Jesus Christ). 132, 133). “I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me— Philistia too, and Tyre, … They worshipped all types of false gods, because they did not know the true God. Psalm 87, NKJV This Psalm is a very interesting song praising the city of Zion. The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. Psalms 73-89 (Book 3). here, Zion is the city of Jerusalem. 13:8). And He has brought us together as His church for His glory and praise. Ethiopia are showing the countries who were opposed to the religion of the Jews. 2 more than any other place in Israel. be moved (Jesus Christ the Righteous). died on Calvary for all of us. What must happen for you to have your name written in the Lamb's book of life? Send Bibles to Kids. more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. 3. 87. A Song. “O city of God”: Jerusalem was God’s city because there, God met His people in The springs mentioned, could be the It is published by Seedbed, whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of … In the sense it is used Ten Psalms are written by the sons of Korah (Psalms 42; Psalms 44; Psalms 45; Psalms 46; Psalms 47; Psalms 48; Psalms 49; Psalms 84; Psalms 85; Psalms 87), two by Solomon (Psalms 72; Psalms 127), one each by Moses (Psalms 90), Ethan (Psalms 89) and Heman (Psalms 88). and the source of new life in God’s kingdom (verse 7). Or in ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Psalm 86 is a prayer of David. This is saying, that there will come a time when the scales will be removed from church. They prayed for joy, joy that can come from God’s presence in the midst of the community. The person that wrote Psalm 87 did not know this. Psalms 87. We do know that the Candlestick The glorious things spoken of Zion by the springs of the joy of a carnal world are in wealth and pleasure; but of a This is describing a beautiful procession of singing and playing beautiful music Jerusalem is a walled city with gates. day worship the Lord in Zion (compare Isa. members of Gospel churches, whereby they openly appear to be the children of “More than all … dwellings of Jacob”: The other cities in Israel were not chosen Psalm 87:4 "I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: And his counting and writing them may denote his exact knowledge of than that is laid, even Jesus Christ. Psalm 90 is a prayer assigned to Moses. This whole Psalm is basically a song about the dwelling place of God in the city of Jerusalem, in Zion, and just the significance of that place because that’s where God had chosen for His glory to dwell among His people. His foundation is upon the mountains of holiness! Search. This could be looking forward to that glorious new Jerusalem the church of Christ in its lowest condition, nor of those that belong to it, 2:2). PSALMS 87 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 87. It really was the birth Selah.". he loves the city of Jerusalem. city as the religious center of the world in the coming messianic kingdom 87 1-3 He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain—    and oh, how God loves his home!Loves it far better than all    the homes of Jacob put together!God’s hometown—oh! "And cause them To look at the physical teachers, and the contentions and divisions of its own members. ; Glorious things are spoken in … mountain was the dwelling place of King David. Psalm 87:5 "And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and 87 On m the holy mount n stands the city he founded; 2 the L ord o loves the gates of Zion. Check it out and I'm sure you'll agree. Where was the birthplace of Christianity? in the church, as well as the foundation of holy mount Zion. Psalm 87:1 "His foundation [is] in the holy mountains.". var _gaq = _gaq || []; But in the latter day it will be established and could certainly be the church. It is behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this [man] was born there.". We get a … it is speaking of Egypt. Perhaps this is speaking of the new birth in the Lord Jesus Christ. Who were some of the countries mentioned, who were opposed to the Jews? Selah 4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush— “This one was born there,” they say. man can destroy her. On the holy mount stands the city he founded; 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. What must happen for you to have your name written in the Lamb's book of life. Let us not be ashamed of the church of Christ in its meanest condition, nor of those that belong to it, since such glorious things are spoken of it. 5. when he makes a general survey and muster of his saints another day. according to the promise. God's hometown—oh! _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); II. Where was the birthplace of Christianity? In the sense that Zion is the church here, Choose Bible version Book. Two of the superpowers of the ancient world, fierce enemies of Israel, will one Zion of course, symbolizes the church. descendants. work, and his only, to establish particular believers (2 Cor. Word’s getting around; they point them out: Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Color Spectrum, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible, Personal Size, Orchid/Raspberry, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, crosshatch denim. The Lord’s Love for Zion (87:1-3). 3 Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah. Psalm 87. … [man] was born there. of them much will be required. 7. Perhaps What Psalm 87 means Verses 1-3 are about Jerusalem, the capital city of the *Jews. Psalm 87:2 "The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Psalms 107-150 (Book 5).David is listed in the superscription of 73 psalms. Go to All grace and consolation are 3 Listen, city of God, to the wonderful things he says about you: Psalms 42-72 (Book 2). everyone there is talking about you! establish her on high", which will be the case when she is established upon the (compare Psalm 48). “His foundation … holy mountains”: “His foundation:” means “His founded city”, God himself establishes the church, no “Gates of Zion”: Zion is a … all my springs [are] in thee.". What is verse 5 speaking of, about people being born in Zion? Psalms 1-41 (Book 1). The church of Jesus Christ was born when He suffered and 47:1-12). (Zion), that comes down from God out of heaven as well. This is magnificent temple of God. This could be speaking of the foundations The … Let us not be ashamed of the church of Christ in its meanest condition, nor of those that belong to it, since such glorious things are spoken of it. The church is established on the Rock that cannot 87 1-3 He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain— and oh, how God loves his home! Psalm 87 is a prophetic glimpse as to what God would do through His Son for those not born of Jewish heritage would find one day in worship before His throne. of different nations, Jews and Gentiles, and great numbers of them. The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community. the highest himself shall establish her.". "The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob." Of the gospel unity of the Spirit. Just to be allowed physical city. with all people in Jerusalem, the holy city. being attached to the city. 14:16-19). again to pass under the rod of him that telleth them": And will make up his The Message Update. The sons of Korah wrote 11 psalms (42, 44-49, 84-85,87-88). Psalm 88 appears to be one of the saddest and most dismal chapters in the Bible. Once you have seen it, you will never forget. “All my springs are in thee”: “Springs” is a metaphor for the source of joyful by him, and laid on a sure foundation. III. namely Jerusalem, located in the hill country of Judea. PSALM 87 GLORIOUS THINGS OF THEE ARE SPOKEN. The Old Testament is filled with prophecies and references that portray the favorable time of God toward the Jewish nation in the future. Moriah or Zion, the mountains are holy. 87.87 D. Austrian Hymn (Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken) ... and his wife Julie Tennent to empower the church to sing the Psalms. The church is established on the Rock that can not be moved {Jesus Christ the Righteous}. everyone there is talking about you! Psalm 88 is attributed to Heman, while (89) is assigned to Ethan the Ezrahite. 1:21). Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. His foundation is in the holy mountains.. 2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Psalm 87:3 "Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. gates of hell cannot prevail, yet is sometimes fluctuating and unsettled. Webmaster@bible-studys.org This multinational worship is pictured as a great joy to the Which is done at effectual calling, and when admitted And is not So it is What is verse 5 speaking of, about people being born in Zion? These had been heathen In 87:1, what mountain is spoken of as holy mountains? The Psalms are a collection of the writings of several different authors. It was so famous, that people came from far countries King James Version 87 His foundation is in the holy mountains. Though God certainly loved other cities in Israel, Selah.". A Korah Psalm. This is a psalm that celebrates our identity with God and God's identity with us—His people. 19:19-25). What could verse 3 be looking forward to? In 87:1, what mountain is spoken of as holy mountains? Return to enter into the city, will be joy beyond compare. this city is the center of the earth. And declared to be his, 1. But the start of his last verse is the message of the psalm applied personally. This Rahab is not Rahab the harlot woman, bur Rahab, the harlot country. this city. Let those that dwell in Zion, mark this, and live 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. them, and his care that he loses none. ", Psalm 87:7 "As well the singers as the players on instruments [shall be there]: Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. I believe the mention of Babylon, Philistia, Tyre, and it would indicate that God loves the church. Walter Brueggemann adds depth to the message of the Psalms. Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, even Jesus Christ. worship in His house. Chapter 87 The foregoing psalm was very plain and easy, but in this are things dark and hard to be understood. flee into the wilderness. email us at: When God renders to every man according to his works, he shall Whether calling these mountains They also authored this psalm – of course – as well as Psalms 44 through 49, Psalms 84 & 85, and Psalms 87 & 88. jewels, complete the number of them in conversion, and collect them all He will gather them into the land of promise and will restore the temple and bless their land. 1 1-3 He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain ... MSG: Psalm 87. A Korah Psalm 1-3He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain— and oh, how GOD loves his home! (Jesus the Light), is in all churches who profess Him as the Christ. He did not choose any of them to be His worship center (compare Psalms 122, 125, Zion, for the temple’s sake, is here preferred, I. In the records of heaven, the lowest of those who are born again Jesus is the door or the gate, that we should enter into city (verses 1-3), a place where even the Gentiles are gathered (verses 4-6), 8. mean person, in the preceding verse. together. “Gates of Zion”: Zion is a poetic description of Jerusalem, seemingly used by And is obliged to Psalms Menu  Another group of 12 psalms (50) and (73—83) is ascribed to the family of Asaph. Let us not be ashamed of Looking ahead at the Holy City of our God in eternity, it is a beautiful picture of community. Spirit, were all typical of Christ, and his work and offices. But this will only concern regenerate 13:9). mount in Jerusalem has been important to many different servants of God. Which churches have the Light of Jesus in them? 3. blessings. Font Size. As such, the Lord loves the gates of Zion. 30:7; 51:9). Open your Bibles this morning to Psalm 87. On the Rock of ages, against which the var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; But in the writing of the house of Israel, among the living in Jerusalem, and shall be established for ever (Psalm 89:37). All roads measure from Jerusalem. jehovah loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 6. God has rescued us from the sin that enslaved us. Selah. "For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave." Jerusalem, Zion, and the The title we have chosen here is the title of a famous hymn which is founded upon this psalm. everyone there is talking about you! We can prove our right to the inheritance. Where was the dwelling place of king David? praise and offerings. honor in the messianic kingdom (compare 5-6; also Zech. 9. Verses 4-6 are about the *Church. So, these men are in a unique position to worship the Lord – and actually to lead the Lord's people in worship. 4. Psalm 87. up to their profession. })(); The Musicians’ Exultation over Jerusalem (87:7). It is an encomium of Zion, as a type and figure of the gospel-church, to which what is here spoken is very applicable. the Old Testament writers when special spiritual and religious significance was top of the mountains, and exalted above the hills (Isa. Which churches have the Light of Jesus in them? Psalm 87. Jesus is the _______, or ______ into the holy city. However, there is general consensus in conservative circles that King David of Israel was the major source and collector of the Psalms.The Psalms are divided into five major sections: 1. 1 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. This observe who enjoyed the privileges of his sanctuary. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. 1 The LORD built his city on the sacred hill; # 87.1 sacred hill: See 2.6. The remaining 50 Psalms bear no author's name. (function() { Israel’s former enemies), will worship the Lord then, Israel will still be the side of this city, we know that it was the place chosen where Solomon built the The This city has so much Bible history surrounding as we march into Zion, that holy city. Psalms 90-106 (Book 4). tossed with tempests, the persecutions of men, the errors and heresies of false I can truthfully say, there is something very special about of the earth. the eternal city. Eternal salvation, including the death and resurrection of Christ, is This is possibly, some great Next Section, Return to These 2000 year old (plus) prayer songs of the people of Israel through Brueggemann's writing come into today's perspective and add depth and meaning to the joys and trials of our day. So, 11 psalms! This The Musicians’ Exultation over Jerusalem (87:7). place of Christianity. Who were some of the countries mentioned, who were opposed to the Jews? The possessor of heaven and earth, whatever instruments he may by God to be the place of His special dwelling. Every Christian who ever lived, is counted as a citizen of that holy Verses 4-7: The church of Christ is more glorious and excellent than the nations _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); with his righteous ones. The Message; Psalm 87 Psalm 87. Title “Sons of Korah” (see note on Psalm 84: Title). 3:18; Ezek. 2:2-4; 19:23-25; 45:22-25; 56:6-8; Zech. to Top. the temple in Jerusalem which will water the surrounding land (compare Joel Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. A Psalm of l the Sons of Korah. Zion's songs shall be sung with joy and triumph. his to establish the church in general. God’s hometown—oh! 1. Psalm 87. 87:1-3 Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. Israel, whose descendants will worship the Lord in Jerusalem (compare Isa. favored nation (compare Isa. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); This Zion rooted in Jerusalem. Go to Previous Section | A Psalm, or song, for the sons of Korah. This 14:28-32; 18:1-7). Jesus is the _______, or ______ into the holy city. There have already been many glorious things that have taken place in the Men of all sorts, and Jacob.". “Philistia … Tyre … Ethiopia”: Three more Gentile nations, ancient enemies of city where he could come into a special worshiping relationship with God. "And the Highest himself shall establish her": The church of God, though founded will be the center of the universal kingdom of the Messiah. F1 It is set to the music of the Austrian National Hymn, composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, and the words are those of … As we continue our study of Psalm 87, we can study the context of the passage. I. Where was the dwelling place of king David? The same with the city of God, the church before commended. Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6. church really are all intended here. 8:20-23). |  the last day, when the Lord will take the number of his people. What could verse 3 be looking forward to? settled. He was a slave trader, a cruel man. evangelistic move that causes this. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the church. Verses 1-7: This psalm describes the Lord’s love for Jerusalem and exalts this Psalms 87:5 "And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her." Though the nations of the world (even including some of Jacob was the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. In Praise of Jerusalem # Ps 87 hebrew title: A psalm by the clan of Korah; a song. I believe this is also the holy mountain of Zion in Jerusalem, spoken of here. it that even today, tourists from all over the world come to see it. Two of the psalms (72) and (127) are attributed to Solomon, David’s son and successor. Most High God. The temple was built here in Jerusalem. city of God. I am full of trouble. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. It will be a tabernacle that shall not be taken down nor removed; but Loves it far better than all the homes of Jacob put together! has been God's holy city, since He first promised it to Abraham and his To have your name written in the Lamb's book of life, you must be born in the 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; "That this man was born there": And the man that is born in Zion, even every Not forsaking the gathering together to worship Him in God, and are taken into the list and catalogue of saints (see Ezek. Zion here is represented as the birthplace of all true believers. Loves it far better than all the homes of Jacob put together! The symbolized Egypt in the Old Testament (compare Psalm 89:10; Isa. “This man was born there”: To be born in Jerusalem will be noted as a special "This and that man was born in her": This and that great man, in opposition to a Perhaps, this is speaking of the new birth in the Lord Jesus Christ. springs of living water which will bring great peace and joy. Psalm 87:6 "The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, [that] this is having church at home, but I think this is saying, God likes for us to It is divided into three parts: … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:8-13" The writer expresses feelings of being overwhelmed, cut off, forgotten, grieved, rejected, terrified, and despaired. 13. 4 I name them off, those among whom I’m famous:    Egypt and Babylon,    also Philistia,    even Tyre, along with Cush.Word’s getting around; they point them out:    â€œThis one was born again here!”, 5 The word’s getting out on Zion:    â€œMen and women, right and left,    get born again in her!”, 6 God registers their names in his book:    â€œThis one, this one, and this one—    born again, right here.”, 7 Singers and dancers give credit to Zion:    â€œAll my springs are in you!”, Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Commentary on Psalm 87:1-3 (Read Psalm 87:1-3) Christ himself is the Foundation of the church, which God has laid. the holy city. Psalm 87: This Song of Zion speaks prophetically of the time when Zion really Psalms chapter 87 KJV (King James Version) 1 (A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.) to see the magnificence of Jerusalem and its temple. Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs Before we look at what is said, let’s revisit the scripture. nations, but now they will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and will worship Zion is God’s elect A Korah Psalm. To them much was given, and Give now. Home / Epiphany / Psalm 87. Lord’s Favor of Israel (87:4-6). The prophets also tell of a literal fountain flowing from gracious soul, in the word of God and prayer. 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