Psalm 84-85 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Prayer of a Pilgrim to Jerusalem
1 For the leader; “upon the gittith.” A psalm of the Korahites.
2 How lovely your dwelling,
O Lord of hosts!
3 My soul yearns and pines
for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and flesh cry out
for the living God.
4 As the sparrow finds a home
and the swallow a nest to settle her young,
My home is by your altars,
Lord of hosts, my king and my God!
5 Blessed are those who dwell in your house!
They never cease to praise you.
6 Blessed the man who finds refuge in you,
in their hearts are pilgrim roads.
7 As they pass through the Baca valley,
they find spring water to drink.
The early rain covers it with blessings.
8 They will go from strength to strength
and see the God of gods on Zion.
9 Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
listen, God of Jacob.
10 O God, watch over our shield;
look upon the face of your anointed.
11 Better one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere.
Better the threshold of the house of my God
than a home in the tents of the wicked.
12 For a sun and shield is the Lord God,
bestowing all grace and glory.
The Lord withholds no good thing
from those who walk without reproach.
13 O Lord of hosts,
blessed the man who trusts in you!
Prayer for Divine Favor
1 For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites.
2 You once favored, Lord, your land,
restored the captives of Jacob.
3 You forgave the guilt of your people,
pardoned all their sins.
4 You withdrew all your wrath,
turned back from your burning anger.
5 Restore us, God of our salvation;
let go of your displeasure with us.
6 Will you be angry with us forever,
prolong your anger for all generations?
7 Certainly you will again restore our life,
that your people may rejoice in you.
8 Show us, Lord, your mercy;
grant us your salvation.
9 I will listen for what God, the Lord, has to say;
surely he will speak of peace
To his people and to his faithful.
May they not turn to foolishness!
10 Near indeed is his salvation for those who fear him;
glory will dwell in our land.
11 Love and truth will meet;
justice and peace will kiss.
12 Truth will spring from the earth;
justice will look down from heaven.
13 Yes, the Lord will grant his bounty;
our land will yield its produce.
14 Justice will march before him,
and make a way for his footsteps.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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