Psalms 84

For the director of music. According to gittith.
Probably a musical term
Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

How lovely is your dwelling-place,
 Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the  Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young –
a place near your altar,
 Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
Or blessings

They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
Hear my prayer,  Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield,
Or sovereign
O God;
look with favour on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the  Lord God is a sun and shield;
the  Lord bestows favour and honour;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose way of life is blameless.
12  Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.
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