1How yedidot (lovely) are thy mishkanot, O Hashem Tzva'os! 2(3) My nefesh longeth, yea, even fainteth for the khatzrot Hashem (courts of Hashem); my lev and my basar crieth out for El Chai. 3(4) Yea, the sparrow hath found a bais, and the swallow a ken (nest) for herself, where she may lay her young, even Thine mizbechot, O Hashem Tzva'os Malki v'Elohai. 4(5) Ashrei are they that dwell in Thy Beis [Hamikdash]; they are ever praising Thee. Selah. 5(6) Ashrei is the adam whose oz (strength) is in Thee; in whose lev are their highways [to Tziyon; see verse 7(8)]. 6(7) Who passing through the valley of Baca (weeping) make it a ma'ayon (spring, fountain); the moreh (early rain) also covereth it with berakhot (blessings). 7(8) They go from strength to strength, every one of them who appeareth before Elohim in Tziyon. 8(9) O Hashem Elohim Tzva'os, hear my tefillah; give ear, O Elohei Ya'akov. Selah. 9(10) Behold mogineinu (our shield), O Elohim, and look upon the face of Thine Moshiach. 10(11) For a yom in Thy khatzrot is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the Beis Elohai, than to dwell in the ohalim resha (tents of wickedness). 11(12) For Hashem Elohim is a shemesh and a mogen; Hashem will give chen and kavod; no good thing will He withhold from the holekhim b'tamim (them that walk uprightly). 12(13) O Hashem Tzva'os, ashrei is the adam bote'ach (man that trusteth, hath confident faith) in Thee.
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