Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NLT
Your Bible Version is the NLT
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Psalm 84 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.[fn]

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:2 - I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the LORD.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:3 - Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young
at a place near your altar,
O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:4 - What joy for those who can live in your house,
always singing your praises.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:5 - What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD,
who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,[fn]
it will become a place of refreshing springs.
The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:7 - They will continue to grow stronger,
and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 - O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, O God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:9 - O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield!
Show favor to the one you have anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - A single day in your courts
is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God
than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:11 - For the LORD God is our sun and our shield.
He gives us grace and glory.
The LORD will withhold no good thing
from those who do what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:12 - O LORD of Heaven’s Armies,
what joy for those who trust in you.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew according to the gittith.
Or Valley of Poplars; Hebrew reads valley of Baca.
Hebrew Zion.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the New Living Translation website.

For more information on this translation, see the NLT Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NLT

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NLT

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization