Psalm 84 NLT

1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O of Heaven’s Armies.
2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the . With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
4 What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing your praises. Interlude
5 What joy for those whose strength comes from the , who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,a it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.

References for Psalms 84:6

    • 84:6 - Or Valley of Poplars; Hebrew reads valley of Baca.
      7 They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.b

      References for Psalms 84:7

        • 84:7 - Hebrew Zion.
          8 O God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, O God of Jacob. Interlude
          9 O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed.
          10 A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.
          11 For the God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.
          12 O of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.