Psalms 84

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the  Lord

To the choirmaster: according to a  The Gittith.
Probably a musical or liturgical term
A Psalm of c  the Sons of Korah.

1 How d  lovely is your e  dwelling place,
O  Lord of hosts!
2My soul f  longs, yes g  faints
for the courts of the  Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to h  the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O  Lord of hosts,
i  my King and my God.
4 j  Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever k  singing your praise!  Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
l  in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Hebrew lacks  to Zion

6As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
n  the early rain also covers it with o  pools.
7They go p  from strength to strength;
each one q  appears before God in Zion.
8 O r   Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!  Selah
9 s  Behold our t  shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
10 For a day u  in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be v  a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the  Lord God is w  a sun and x  shield;
the  Lord bestows favor and honor.
y  No good thing does he withhold
from those who z  walk uprightly.
12O  Lord of hosts,
aa  blessed is the one who trusts in you!
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