New American Standard Bible
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
King James Bible
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
World English Bible
Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, God of Jacob. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, God of Hosts, hear my prayer, Give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O Lord God of hosts - See the notes at Psalm 84:1. God is appealed to here as a God of power; as a God who is able to accomplish all his purposes, and to impart every needed blessing.
Hear my prayer - A prayer of the psalmist that he might also have a place among the servants of God in their worship, Psalm 84:2. To this earnestness of prayer he is excited by the view which he had of the blessedness of those who went with songs up to Zion. His soul longs to be among them; from the sight of them his prayer is the more fervent that he may partake of their blessedness and joy.
'O Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.' --PSALM lxxxiv. 12. In my last sermon from the central portion of this psalm I pointed out that the Psalmist thrice celebrates the blessedness of certain types of character, and that these threefold benedictions constitute, as it were, the keynotes of the portions of the psalm in which they respectively occur. They are these: 'Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house'; 'Blessed is the man in whose heart are the ways'; and this final one, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
11TH DAY. After Grace, Glory.
Letter Xlvi (Circa A. D. 1125) to Guigues, the Prior, and to the Other Monks of the Grand Chartreuse
You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
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