To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!#for the sons: or, of the sons
2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
3Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.#Baca…: or, mulberry trees make him a well, etc.#filleth: Heb. covereth
7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.#strength to…: or, company to company
8O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.#I had…: Heb. I would choose rather to sit at the threshold
11For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.