Longing for the Temple Worship.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 interludeSelah.
5How blessed is the man whose j strength is in You,
▼ Lit theirwhose heart are the l highways to Zion!
6Passing through the valley of ▼
▼ Probably, Weeping; or Balsam treesBaca they make it a ▼
▼ Or place of springsspring;
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 ZionEvery 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 tofrom those who walk ▼
▼ Lit with integrityuprightly.
12O Lord of hosts,
How ad blessed is the man who trusts in You!
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