Psalm 84 TNIV

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

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,1 LORD Almighty!

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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

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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 LORD Almighty,5 my King6 and my God.7

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4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.a

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    • a 84:4 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
      5 Blessed are those whose strength8 is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.9

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      6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs;10 the autumn11 rains also cover it with pools.b

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        • b 84:6 - Or "blessings"
          7 They go from strength to strength,12 till each appears13 before God in Zion.14

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          8 Hear my prayer,15 LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.

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          9 Look on our shield,c16 O God; look with favor on your anointed one.17

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          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.

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          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.

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          12 LORD Almighty, blessed22 are those who trust in you.

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