Psalm 84 Revised Standard Version

Longing for God's House

84 1  To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 2  My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3  Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4  Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah] 5  Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 6  As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. 7  They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8  O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! [Selah] 9  Behold our shield, O God; look upon the face of thine anointed! 10  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12  O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee!

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