Psalm 87*

From M. Smith “The structure of Psalm lxxxvii”, VT 38 (1988), pp. 357-358, quoted by based on the Hebrew. 

A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.

A. 1 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 (בָּֽךְ׃), O city of God. Selah.

B. 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 (שָֽׁם).

C’. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her  (בָּ֑הּ) and the highest himself shall establish her.

B’. 6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people,
that this man was born there (שָֽׁם). Selah.

A’. 7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there:
all my springs are in thee ( בָּֽךְ׃).

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