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Psalms 84

Longing for God’s House
For the choir director: on the Gittith. # Ps 8,81 titles A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1How lovely is Your dwelling place,
Lord of Hosts. # Ps 43:3; 132:5
2I long and yearn
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh cry out for # 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 Hosts,
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, # Or Valley of Tears
they make it a source of springwater;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings. # 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
8Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer;
listen, God of Jacob. # Ps 39:12; 54:2; 86:6Selah
9Consider our shield, # = 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 be at the door of the house of my God
than to 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 gives grace and glory;
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 Hosts! # Ps 40:4

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