Psalm 84 CSB

Longing for God's House

For the choir director: on the Gittith. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Hosts.

References for Psalms 84:1

      2 I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out fora the living God.b

      References for Psalms 84:2

        • b 84:2 - Or flesh shout for joy to
        • c 84:2 - Ps 42:2
          3 Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young- near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.
          4 How happy are those who reside in Your house, who praise You continually. Selah
          5 Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
          6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,c they make it a source of springwater; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.d

          References for Psalms 84:6

            • d 84:6 - Or Valley of Tears
            • e 84:6 - Or pools
              7 They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion.
              8 Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob.e Selah

              References for Psalms 84:8

                • f 84:8 - Ps 46:7,11; 76:6
                  9 Consider our shield,f God;g look on the face of Your anointed one.h

                  References for Psalms 84:9

                    • g 84:9 - The king
                    • h 84:9 - Ps 18:2; 89:18
                    • i 84:9 - 1 Sm 2:10; 2 Sm 22:51; 2 Ch 6:42
                      10 Better a day in Your courts than a thousand [anywhere else]. I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of the wicked.i

                      References for Psalms 84:10

                        • j 84:10 - Jb 8:22; 21:28
                          11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield.j The Lord gives gracek and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.

                          References for Psalms 84:11

                            • k 84:11 - Ps 3:3; Gn 15:1; 2 Sm 22:3
                            • l 84:11 - Gn 6:8; 39:21; Ex 33:12-13
                              12 Lord of Hosts, happy is the person who trusts in You!