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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 87

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Zion the True Birthplace of Diaspora Pilgrims

1A psalm of the Korahites. A song.

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The LORD loves the city y 87, 1–2: Pss 76, 2–3; 78, 68–69 . founded on holy mountains, 2Loves the gates* of Zion more than any dwelling in Jacob. 3Glorious things are said of you, O city of God!   Selah

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4From Babylon and Egypt I count those who acknowledge the LORD. Philistia, Ethiopia, Tyre, of them it can be said: “This one was born there.” 5But of Zion it must be said:* “They all were born here.” z Gal 4, 26 . The Most High confirms this; a Ps 48, 9 . 6the LORD notes in the register of the peoples: “This one was born here.” b Is 4, 3 .   Selah 7So all sing in their festive dance: “Within you is my true home.” c Pss 68, 26; 149, 3 .

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y: 87, 1–2: Pss 76, 2–3; 78, 68–69 .

z: Gal 4, 26 .

a: Ps 48, 9 .

b: Is 4, 3 .

c: Pss 68, 26; 149, 3 .

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