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Psalm 84 (New International Version)

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For the director of music. According to "gittith." Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,1 O LORD Almighty! 2 My soul yearns,2 even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.3 3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young-- a place near your altar,4 O LORD Almighty,5 my King6 and my God.7 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. "Selah" 5 Blessed are those whose strength8 is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.9 6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs;10 the autumn11 rains also cover it with pools.a 7 They go from strength to strength,12 till each appears13 before God in Zion.14 8 Hear my prayer,15 O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob. "Selah" 9 Look upon our shield,b16 O God; look with favor on your anointed one.17 10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper18 in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the LORD God is a sun19 and shield;20 the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold21 from those whose walk is blameless. 12 O LORD Almighty, blessed22 is the man who trusts in you.
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