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Psalm 84 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

84 How lovely are your dwellings,
    Yahweh of Armies!
My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh.
    My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,
    near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house.
    They are always praising you.
Selah.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
    who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs.
    Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength.
    Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer.
    Listen, God of Jacob.
Selah.
Behold, God our shield,
    look at the face of your anointed.
10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
    than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield.
    Yahweh will give grace and glory.
    He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
12 Yahweh of Armies,
    blessed is the man who trusts in you.

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Psalm 84 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the choir director; [a]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

84 How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King and my God.
How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever praising You. [b]Selah.

How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In [c]whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of [d]Baca they make it a [e]spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength,
[f]Every one of them appears before God in Zion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
Behold our shield, O God,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold [g]from those who walk [h]uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 84:1 Or according to
  2. Psalm 84:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 84:5 Lit their
  4. Psalm 84:6 Probably, Weeping; or Balsam trees
  5. Psalm 84:6 Or place of springs
  6. Psalm 84:7 Some ancient versions read The God of gods will be seen in Zion
  7. Psalm 84:11 Lit with regard to
  8. Psalm 84:11 Lit with integrity
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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