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Psalm 84 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:1 - [fn]For the director of music. According to gittith.[fn] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:2 - My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:3 - Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:4 - Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:5 - Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:7 - They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 - Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:9 - Look on our shield,[fn] O God; look with favor on your anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
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 whose walk is blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:12 - LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
Title: Probably a musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
Or blessings
Or sovereign

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