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Psalm 84

For the choir director; on the gittith; a psalm by Korah’s descendants.

Your dwelling place is lovely, O Yahweh Tsebaoth!
My soul longs and yearns
    for Yahweh’s courtyards.
    My whole body shouts for joy to El Chay.
        Even sparrows find a home,
            and swallows find a nest for themselves.
                There they hatch their young
                    near your altars, O Yahweh Tsebaoth,
    my Melek and my Elohim.
Blessed are those who live in your house.
    They are always praising you. Selah

Blessed are those who find strength in you.
    Their hearts are on the road that leads to you.[a]
        As they pass through a valley where balsam trees grow,[b]
            they make it a place of springs.
                The early rains cover it with blessings.[c]
Their strength grows as they go along
    until each one of them appears
    in front of Elohim in Zion.

O Yahweh Elohim Tsebaoth, hear my prayer.
    Open your ears, O Elohim of Jacob. Selah
Look at our shield, O Elohim.
    Look with favor on the face of your anointed one.
10 One day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else.
    I would rather stand in the entrance to my Elohim’s house
    than live inside wicked people’s homes.
11 Yahweh Elohim is a sun and Magen.
    Yahweh grants favor and honor.
    He does not hold back any blessing
    from those who live innocently.

12 O Yahweh Tsebaoth, blessed is the person who trusts you.


  1. Psalm 84:5 Hebrew meaning of this line uncertain.
  2. Psalm 84:6 Or “As they pass through the valley of Weeping.”
  3. Psalm 84:6 Or “pools.”