Her foundations are upon the holy hills; the Lord loveth the gates of Sion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Very excellent things are spoken of thee, thou city of God.
I will think upon Rahab and Babylon, with them that know me. Behold ye the Philistines also, and they of Tyre, with they of the Ethiopians; lo, there was he born. And of Sion it shall be reported, that he was born in her; and the Most High shall stablish her. The Lord shall rehearse it, when he writeth up the people, that he was born there.
The singers also and trumpeters shall he rehearse. All my fresh springs shall be in thee.
The coverdale translation edited by W.S. Peterson and Valerie Macys — used with permission.