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Psalm 87

Psa. 87:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

<<A Psalm
mizmowr (Hebrew #4210)
properly, instrumental music; by implication, a poem set to notes
KJV usage: psalm.
Pronounce: miz-more'
Origin: from 2167
or Song
shiyr (Hebrew #7892)
from 7891; a song; abstractly, singing
KJV usage: musical(-ick), X sing(-er, -ing), song.
Pronounce: sheer
Origin: or feminine shiyrah {shee-raw'}
ρfor the sons
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Korah
Qorach (Hebrew #7141)
ice; Korach, the name of two Edomites and three Israelites
KJV usage: Korah.
Pronounce: ko'rakh
Origin: from 7139
.>> His foundation
ycuwdah, (Hebrew #3248)
a foundation
KJV usage: foundation.
Pronounce: yes-oo-daw'
Origin: feminine of 3246
is in the holy
qodesh (Hebrew #6944)
a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity
KJV usage: consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.
Pronounce: ko'-desh
Origin: from 6942
e mountains
harar (Hebrew #2042)
a mountain
KJV usage: hill, mount(-ain).
Pronounce: haw-rawr'
Origin: from an unused root meaning to loom up

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1-3:  The nature and glory of the church.
4-7:  The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof.
A.M. 3468.
B.C. 536.
A Psalm.It is highly probable that this Psalm was written by one of the descendants of Korah on the return from the Bablonian captivity.
It seems to have been written in praise of Jerusalem; and, typically, of the Christian church.for. or, of. His.
2 Chron. 3:1• 1Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. (2 Chron. 3:1)
Isa. 28:16• 16Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Isa. 28:16)
Matt. 16:18• 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matt. 16:18)
1 Cor. 3:10‑11• 10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
(1 Cor. 3:10‑11)
Eph. 2:20‑22• 20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
(Eph. 2:20‑22)
1 Peter 2:4‑8• 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
(1 Peter 2:4‑8)
the holy.
Psa. 48:1‑2• 1<<A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.>> Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
(Psa. 48:1‑2)
Psa. 68:16• 16Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. (Psa. 68:16)
Psa. 121:1• 1<<A Song of degrees.>> I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (Psa. 121:1)
Isa. 2:2‑3• 2And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
(Isa. 2:2‑3)
Isa. 56:7• 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (Isa. 56:7)
Zech. 8:3• 3Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain. (Zech. 8:3)
2 Peter 1:18• 18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. (2 Peter 1:18)
 Book 3. Series 2. The Millennium. (“The Placement of the Psalms in Prophecy” by B. Anstey)
 Men may found other cities; but Zion is the city of Jehovah’s foundation. Not only is it thus firmly established, but its foundations are secure because built on “the mountains of holiness.” It is established on a righteous foundation. (Psalms 87 by H. Smith)
 All enemies having been put down Zion (Jerusalem) is now established in the earth as the city of God (vs. 1-3). (Book 3. by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm. A Song. His foundationa is in the mountains of holiness.

JND Translation Notes

i.e. "What he has founded."