1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts! 2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God. 3Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, My King, and my God. 4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will be still praising thee.
5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion. 6Passing through the valley of Weeping they make it a place of springs; Yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings. 7They go from strength to strength; Every one of them appeareth before God in Zion. 8O Jehovah God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob.
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. 11For Jehovah God is a sun and a shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12O Jehovah of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.