Psalm 84
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1For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!1For the music director; according to the gittith style; written by the Korahites, a psalm. How lovely is the place where you live, O LORD who rules over all!
2My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.2I desperately want to be in the courts of the LORD's temple. My heart and my entire being shout for joy to the living God.
3Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young-- a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.3Even the birds find a home there, and the swallow builds a nest, where she can protect her young near your altars, O LORD who rules over all, my king and my God.
4Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.4How blessed are those who live in your temple and praise you continually! (Selah)
5Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.5How blessed are those who find their strength in you, and long to travel the roads that lead to your temple!
6As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.6As they pass through the Baca Valley, he provides a spring for them. The rain even covers it with pools of water.
7They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.7They are sustained as they travel along; each one appears before God in Zion.
8Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.8O LORD, sovereign God, hear my prayer! Listen, O God of Jacob! (Selah)
9Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.9O God, take notice of our shield! Show concern for your chosen king!
10Better 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.10Certainly spending just one day in your temple courts is better than spending a thousand elsewhere. I would rather stand at the entrance to the temple of my God than live in the tents of the wicked.
11For 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.11For the LORD God is our sovereign protector. The LORD bestows favor and honor; he withholds no good thing from those who have integrity.
12LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.12O LORD who rules over all, how blessed are those who trust in you!
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Psalm 83
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