Psalms 84

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the  Lord

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

1 How dlovely is your edwelling place,
O  Lord of hosts!
2My soul flongs, yes gfaints
for the courts of the  Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to hthe 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,
imy King and my God.
4 jBlessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever ksinging your praise!  Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
lin 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;
nthe early rain also covers it with opools.
7They go pfrom strength to strength;
each one qappears before God in Zion.
8 O r Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!  Selah
9 sBehold our tshield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
10 For a day uin your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be va doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the  Lord God is wa sun and xshield;
the  Lord bestows favor and honor.
yNo good thing does he withhold
from those who zwalk uprightly.
12O  Lord of hosts,
aablessed is the one who trusts in you!
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