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Psalm 84
Longing for God’s House
For the choir director: on the Gittith.#Ps 8; 81 A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord of Armies.#Ps 43:3; 132:5
2I long and yearn
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh cry out for#84:2 Or flesh shout for joy to the living God.#Ps 42:1-2; 63:1
3Even a sparrow finds a home,
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young —
near your altars, Lord of Armies,
my King and my God.#Ps 5:2; 43:4
4How happy are those who reside in your house,
who praise you continually.#Ps 65:4Selah
5Happy are the people whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.#Ps 119:2; 122:1
6As they pass through the Valley of Baca,#84:6 Or Valley of Tears
they make it a source of springwater;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.#84:6 Or pools#Ezk 34:26; Jl 2:23
7They go from strength to strength;
each appears before God in Zion.#Pr 4:18; Is 40:31
8 Lord God of Armies, hear my prayer;
listen, God of Jacob.#Ps 39:12; 54:2; 86:6Selah
9Consider our shield,#84:9 = the king God;#Ps 3:3; 115:9-11
look on the face of your anointed one.#1Sm 2:10; 2Ch 6:42; Ps 132:17
10Better a day in your courts
than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
than live in the tents of wicked people.#Ps 27:4
11For the Lord God is a sun and shield.#Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114; Is 60:19-20; Rv 21:23
The Lord grants favor and honor;
he does not withhold the good
from those who live with integrity.#Pr 2:7
12Happy is the person who trusts in you,
Lord of Armies!#Ps 40:4