84 How lovely are your dwelling places, Lord of the Heavenly Armies. 2 I desire and long for the Temple[a] courts of the Lord. My heart and body[b] sing for joy to the living God.[c] 3 Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay[d] her young at your altar, Lord of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God. 4 How happy are those who live in your Temple, for they can praise you continuously. Interlude
5 How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path. 6 They will pass through the Baca Valley where he will prepare a spring for them; even the early rain will cover it with blessings. 7 They will walk from strength to strength; each will appear before God in Zion.
8 Lord God of the Heavenly Armies, hear my prayer! Listen, God of Jacob! Interlude
9 God, look at our shield, and show favor to your anointed, 10 for a day in your Temple[e] courts is better than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather stand at the entrance of God’s house than live in the tent of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord grants grace and favor; the Lord will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Lord of Heavenly Armies, how happy are those who trust in you.
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