Psalms 84

Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the choir director;
Or according to
on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 How lovely are Your b  dwelling places,
O  Lord of hosts!
2My c  soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the  Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the d  living God.
3The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your e  altars, O  Lord of hosts,
f  My King and my God.
4How g  blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are h  ever praising You.
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Selah.

5How blessed is the man whose j  strength is in You,
In
Lit their
whose heart are the l  highways to Zion!
6Passing through the valley of
Probably, Weeping; or Balsam trees
Baca they make it a
Or place of springs
spring;
The o  early rain also covers it with blessings.
7They p  go from strength to strength,
Some ancient versions read The God of gods will be seen in Zion
Every one of them r  appears before God in Zion.

8O s   Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O t  God of Jacob! Selah.
9Behold our u  shield, O God,
And look upon the face of v  Your anointed.
10For w  a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the  Lord God is x  a sun and y  shield;
The  Lord gives grace and z  glory;
aa  No good thing does He withhold
Lit with regard to
from those who walk
Lit with integrity
uprightly.
12O  Lord of hosts,
How ad  blessed is the man who trusts in You!

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