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Psalm 84 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Pilgrim Road to Adonai’s Courts

Psalm 84

For the music director, upon the Gittite lyre, a psalm of the sons of Korah.
How lovely are Your tabernacles,
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of Adonai.
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young
—near Your altars, Adonai-Tzva’ot
my King and my God!
Blessed are they who dwell in Your House
—they are ever praising You. Selah

Blessed is one whose strength is in You,
in whose heart are the pilgrim roads.
Passing through the valley of Baca,
they make it a spring.
The early rain covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength—
every one of them appears before God in Zion.
Adonai-Tzva’ot, hear my prayer,
give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah

10 O God, look at our shield,
and look upon the face of Your anointed.
11 For a day in Your courts is better
    than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the House of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
12 For Adonai Elohim is a sun[a] and a shield.
Adonai gives grace and glory.
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
13 Adonai-Tzva’ot,
blessed is the one
who trusts in You.


  1. Psalm 84:12 cf. Rev. 21:23.
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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Psalm 84 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 84[a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
    Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
    for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
    Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
    they are ever praising you.[c]

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place of springs;
    the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
They go from strength to strength,
    till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
    listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield,[e] O God;
    look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
    than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
    from those whose walk is blameless.

12 Lord Almighty,
    blessed is the one who trusts in you.


  1. Psalm 84:1 In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
  2. Psalm 84:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 84:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  4. Psalm 84:6 Or blessings
  5. Psalm 84:9 Or sovereign
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