Psalms - Chapter 84

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!   1

My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.   2

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, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.   3

Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.   4

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.   5

As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.   6

They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.   7

Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob.   8

Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.   9

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.   10

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.   11

O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.   12





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