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87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
87:2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
87:4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
87:5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.
87:6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.



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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 87

Overview:
The Glory of the Church. (1-3) It is filled with the Divine
blessing. (4-7)

1-3 Christ himself is the Foundation of the Church, which God
has laid. Holiness is the strength and firmness of the Church.
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. Other foundation can No Man lay than
that is laid, even Jesus Christ. The glorious things spoken of
Zion By the Spirit, were all typical of Christ, and his work and
offices; of the Gospel Church, its privileges and members; of
Heaven, its Glory and perfect happiness.

4-7 The Church of Christ is more glorious and excellent than
the nations of the Earth. In the records of Heaven, the meanest
of those who are born again stand registered. When God renders
to every Man according to his Works, he shall observe who
enjoyed the privileges of his Sanctuary. To them much was given,
and of them much will be required. Let those that Dwell in Zion,
Mark this, and live up to their profession. Zion's Songs shall
be sung with joy and triumph. The springs of the joy of a Carnal
worldling are in wealth and pleasure; but of a gracious soul, in
the Word of God and Prayer. All Grace and consolation are
derived from Christ, through his ordinances, to the souls of
believers.

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