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Psalm 84 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Longing for the Temple Worship.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:1 - For the choir director; [fn]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O LORD of hosts!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:2 - My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:4 - How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever praising You. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:5 - How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In [fn]whose heart are the highways to Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - Passing through the valley of [fn]Baca they make it a [fn]spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:7 - They go from strength to strength,
[fn]Every one of them 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,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold [fn]from those who walk [fn]uprightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:12 - O LORD of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, according to
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: their
Probably, Weeping; or Balsam trees
Or, place of springs
Some ancient versions read The God of gods will be seen in Zion
Literally: with regard to
Literally: with integrity

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