Longing for the Temple Worship.

1 How lovely are Your 1dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!

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2 My 2soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the 3living God.

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3 The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your 4altars, O LORD of hosts, 5My King and my God.

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4 How 6blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are 7ever praising You. Selah.

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    • a 84:4 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      5 How blessed is the man whose 8strength is in You, In whose heart are the 9highways to Zion!

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      6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The 10early rain also covers it with blessings.

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        • c 84:6 - Probably, "Weeping;" or "Balsam trees"
        • d 84:6 - Or "place of springs"
          7 They 11go from strength to strength, Every one of them 12appears before God in Zion.

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            • e 84:7 - Some ancient versions read "The God of gods will be seen in Zion"
              8 O 13LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O 14God of Jacob! Selah.

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              10 For 17a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

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              11 For the LORD God is 18a sun and 19shield; The LORD gives grace and 20glory; 21No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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                • f 84:11 - Lit "with regard to"
                • g 84:11 - Lit "with integrity"
                  12 O LORD of hosts, How 22blessed is the man who trusts in You!

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