Psalm 84 King James Version

Longing for God's House

84 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! 2  My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 3  Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. 4  Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 5  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 6  Who passing through the valley of Baca [1] make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7  They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

8  O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9  Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Footnotes

[1] 84:6 Baca...: or, mulberry trees make him a well, etc

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