Psalm 84New 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!
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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