Psalm 84 New American Standard Bible

Longing for God's House

84 1  How lovely are Your dwelling places , O Lord of hosts ! 2  My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord ; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God . 3  The 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 . 4  How blessed are those who dwell in Your house ! They are ever praising You. Selah . 5  How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion! 6  Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring ; The early rain also covers it with blessings . 7  They go from strength to strength , Every one of them appears before God in Zion .

8  O Lord God of hosts , hear my prayer ; Give ear , O God of Jacob ! Selah . 9  Behold our shield , O God , And look upon the face of Your anointed . 10  For 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 . 11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield ; The Lord gives grace and glory ; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly . 12  O Lord of hosts , How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

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