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Psalm 84 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:1 - To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[fn] A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:2 - My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:3 - Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King and my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:4 - Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:5 - Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:7 - They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 - O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:9 - Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:12 - O LORD of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Hebrew lacks to Zion

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