Bible: Psalm 84

Psalm 84 1 

84:1 For the music director; according to the gittith style; 2  written by the Korahites, a psalm.

How lovely is the place where you live, 3 

O Lord who rules over all! 4 

84:2 I desperately want to be 5 

in the courts of the Lord’s temple. 6 

My heart and my entire being 7  shout for joy

to the living God.

84:3 Even the birds find a home there,

and the swallow 8  builds a nest,

where she can protect her young 9 

near your altars, O Lord who rules over all,

my king and my God.

84:4 How blessed 10  are those who live in your temple

and praise you continually! (Selah)

84:5 How blessed are those who 11  find their strength in you,

and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple! 12 

84:6 As they pass through the Baca Valley, 13 

he provides a spring for them. 14 

The rain 15  even covers it with pools of water. 16 

84:7 They are sustained as they travel along; 17 

each one appears 18  before God in Zion.

84:8 O Lord, sovereign God, 19 

hear my prayer!

Listen, O God of Jacob! (Selah)

84:9 O God, take notice of our shield! 20 

Show concern for your chosen king! 21 

84:10 Certainly 22  spending just one day in your temple courts is better

than spending a thousand elsewhere. 23 

I would rather stand at the entrance 24  to the temple of my God

than live 25  in the tents of the wicked.

84:11 For the Lord God is our sovereign protector. 26 

The Lord bestows favor 27  and honor;

he withholds no good thing from those who have integrity. 28 

84:12 O Lord who rules over all, 29 

how blessed are those who trust in you! 30 

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