Better is One Day in Your Courts1 For the choirmaster. According to Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD of Hosts. 2 My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself where she places her young by Your altars, O LORD of Hosts, my King and my God. 4 How blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You. Selah 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. 6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, ▼
▼Or Valley of Poplarsthey make it a place of springs; even the autumn rain covers it with pools. ▼
▼Or with blessings7 They go from strength to strength, until each appears before God in Zion. 8 O LORD God of Hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah 9 Behold our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed. 10 For better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and a shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; He withholds no good thing from those who walk with integrity. 12 O LORD of Hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!
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