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Psalm 84 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:1 - To the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath.[fn] A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

How lovely is Your tabernacle,
O LORD of hosts!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:2 - My soul longs, yes, 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 lay her young—
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:4 - Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:5 - Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:7 - They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion.[fn]
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 - O God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:12 - O LORD of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Al Gittith
Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read The God of gods shall be seen.

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