PSALM 84 Longing for the Temple Worship. For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 84 1How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! 2My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God. 4How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. [K]Selah. 5How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In [L]whose heart are the highways to Zion! 6Passing through the valley of [M]Baca they make it a [N]spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings. 7They go from strength to strength, [O]Every one of them appears before God in Zion. 8O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah. 9Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed. 10For 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 a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold [P]from those who walk [Q]uprightly. 12O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
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