Psalm 84

For the music leader. According to the Gittith. Of the Korahites. A psalm.

1 How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD of heavenly forces!
References for Psalms 84:1
      2 My very being longs, even yearns, for the LORD's courtyards. My heart and my body will rejoice out loud to the living God!
      References for Psalms 84:2
        • a 84:2 - Or <i>soul</i>
          3 Yes, the sparrow too has found a home there; the swallow has found herself a nest where she can lay her young beside your altars, LORD of heavenly forces, my king, my God!
          4 Those who live in your house are truly happy; they praise you constantly. Selah
          5 Those who put their strength in you are truly happy; pilgrimage is in their hearts.
          6 As they pass through the Baca Valley, they make it a spring of water. Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.
          References for Psalms 84:6
            • b 84:6 - LXX; Vulg <i>Valley of Tears</i>
              7 They go from strength to strength, until they see the supreme God in Zion.
              References for Psalms 84:7
                • c 84:7 - Correction; MT <i>the God of gods will be seen in Zion</i>
                  8 LORD God of heavenly forces, hear my prayer; listen closely, Jacob's God! Selah
                  9 Look at our shield, God; pay close attention to the face of your anointed one!
                  10 Better is a single day in your courtyards than a thousand days anywhere else! I would prefer to stand outside the entrance of my God's house than live comfortably in the tents of the wicked!
                  11 The LORD is a sun and shield; God is favor and glory. The LORD gives—doesn't withhold!—good things to those who walk with integrity.
                  12 LORD of heavenly forces, those who trust in you are truly happy!