4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: […] To the Chief Musician. The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community. This psalm is titled A Song. Psalm 40:17. Psalm 57:2. Psalm 91 appears to be a psalm in the setting of warfare with threats of an imminent battle that is about to, has or is currently taking place between solders that may be facing impossible odds. 2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion. Jerusalem was where Melchizedek reigned as king and priest. more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. The title we have chosen here is the title of a famous hymn which is founded upon this psalm. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 42, title the Sons of Korah. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. His foundation is on holy mountains, 2 The LORD loves the gates * of Zion. Read Psalm 87:7 commentary using The Treasury of David. A song. Psalm. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 78:67, 68 loves the gates of Zion. His foundation is in the holy mountains. Psalm 87 is the 87th psalm from the Book of Psalms. Psalms. Judged by this standard, our own land is far in arrears. For, although Jehovah is represented as taking a census of the peoples in general, and thereby shewing an interest in them all, yet it is only when he comes to the names of cerbain individuals among the rest, that he exclaims-as if … Glorious Things of You Are Spoken. 3 Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! After all, the Gentiles were ceremonially unclean – and unclean in so many other ways in the Old Testament economy. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. PSALM 87 lon, Philist&, Tyre or Ethiopia. Of the Sons of Korah. I. STROPHE DIVISIONS OF MODERN TRANSLATIONS. Psalm 87. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. 87. 1 a A psalm of the Korahites. Psalm 47 Commentary: God’s Holy Rule And perhaps an Old Testament Hebrew might think that ruling over the Gentiles – the goyim – and God’s holiness would be mutually exclusive realities. Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6. I will make mention of Rahab - The meaning seems to be, Rahab, i.e., Egypt, Babylon, Tyre, Philistia, and Ethiopia are not so honorable as Jerusalem. 3 p Glorious things of you are spoken, O q city of God. Commentary on Ps 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7 This post-exilic song was probably sung by pilgrims from around the known world returning to Jerusalem to celebrate in God’s holy city the joys of his bounty. The focus on David in Psalm 89 no doubt … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26" Psalm 54:3. Psalm 87. Title. Psalm 87:1-7. The psalm proclaims the centrality of Jerusalem (Zion) as the source of holiness. 2! A Psalm of l the Sons of Korah. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 87 Sermons. A song. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. It is divided into three parts: … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 85:8-13" Psalm 87. Psalm 87 Commentary. 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God: Selah 4 48:1 the holy mount # Isa. PSALM 87 * Zion the True Birthplace. *Proud people are attacking me. I am weak and need (help). ... Posted in | printer-friendly version » This psalm is attributed to the “sons of Korah,” probably the descendants of the Levite who perished in the wilderness for rebelliously assaulting the divinely granted authority of Moses and Aaron. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 80 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: After Solomon's death, Israel divided into two nations. 1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain. Truly God is good to Israel , even to such as are of a clean heart. The Glories of the City of God - A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Radio Streams. more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. 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. He laid the foundation in ancient times of what He would bring fulfilling it through His Son, Jesus. 5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Psalm 56:13. Psalm 87:1-7. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 28:16 stands the city he founded; 2 the Lord # Ps. 3 p Glorious things of you are spoken, O q city of God. To be born in any of them is no privilege when compared with being a native of Jerusalem: their cities are but heads of villages; Jerusalem alone is a City. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, in its introductory note on this psalm, says that it’s “difficult to postulate an original life-situation for the psalm. A song. They prayed for joy, joy that can come from God’s presence in the midst of the community. You saved me from death. See, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia, Selah. 1 On # See Ps. Psalm 87 . 4 Rahab and Babylon I count. A Song. A sacred hymn and a national lyric. A theocracy blends the religious and the patriotic ideas in one; and in proportion as nations become Christianized, their popular songs will become deeply imbued with pious sentiments. 3 Glorious things are said of you, city of God: # 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 85. Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 87, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Selah. Psalm 87, another Korahite psalm in the final cluster of Book III, is a song of Zion—yet a remarkably unusual one in that other nations are included in the ranks of Zion’s citizenry. Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody. Selah. PSALM 87 GLORIOUS THINGS OF THEE ARE SPOKEN. 4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. Psalm 55:1. 4 Among those who r know me I mention s Rahab and Babylon; The Book of Psalms Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET PSALM 87 Psa 87:1-7.This triumphal song was probably occasioned by the same event as the forty-sixth [see on JF & B for Ps 46:1, title].The writer celebrates the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation. God, turn your ear to what I am praying. It was written by the sons of Korach. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. A Song ... Commentary. A Song. The ten northern tribes were known as Israel. A Psalm of # Ps. A psalm. among those who know me. This psalm is A Song, yet a remarkably sad song, and is often regarded as the saddest psalm … F1 It is set to the music of the Austrian National Hymn, composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, and the words are those of … 1 On m the holy mount n stands the city he founded; 2 the Lord o loves the gates of Zion . A song. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. Psalm 87:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.; Psalm 87:4 A poetic name for Egypt; Psalm 87:4 That is, the upper Nile region; Psalm 87:4 Or “I will record concerning those who acknowledge me: / ‘This one was born in Zion.’ / Hear this, Rahab and Babylon, / and you too, Philistia, Tyre and Cush.” 87 A Psalm of l the Sons of Korah. PSALM 87 • ! They do not think about God. SA Radio 87 His city’s foundation is in the holy mountains.+ Psalm 8 Commentary: Structure Body of Psalm … The southern two tribes (Judah and Benjamin) were known as Judah. As a royal psalm, the psalm celebrates and explores the relationship between God and David, his anointed one, and those that follow in his stead. A psalm. 1 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. Audio Commentary: Psalm 87 Psalm 87 1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. It is quite the contrary with Zion. Submitted by admin on Sun, 2007-04-01 09:27. Footnotes. Psalm 77:2. Psalm 87 1 Psalm 87 Of the Sons of Korah. A song. Psalm. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Selah. A Song. Psalm 88 – A Desperate Prayer from Deep Affliction. PSALM 87 ! 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. NASB: NKJV: NRSV: TEV: NJB: The Privileges of Citizenship in Zion MT Intro A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 87 Sermons. The city of our God – Jerusalem is the place where God set forth His redemptive work. Psalm 87. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. In 722 B.C., Assyria put down a revolt in Israel and deported large 87 His foundation is in the holy mountains. 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. -- A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody. The Lord loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob. A Song. more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. 87 His city’s foundation is in the holy mountains.+ 1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain; 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God! 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