Psalms 84

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 84

Chapter Overview:

The psalmist declares his love for the ordinances of God, and the happiness of those that enjoy them, ver. 1 - 7.
A devout prayer, and expression of faith in him, ver. 8 - 12.
It is generally supposed, David wrote this, when he was driven out of the land by Absalom. To the chief musician upon Gittith, A psalm for the sons of Korah.
84:4They - That constantly abide in thy house; the priests and Levites, or other devout Jews who were there perpetually, as Anna, 2:36 - 37.They will - They are continually employed in that blessed work.
84:5Whose strength - Who trusteth in thee as his only strength.Thy ways - Blessed are they whose hearts are set upon Zion and their journey is thither.
84:6Baca - A dry valley in the way to Jerusalem, here put for all places of like nature. Make a well - They dig divers little pits or wells in it for their relief. The rain - God recompenses their diligence with his blessing, sending rain wherewith they may be filled.
84:7They go - They grow stronger and stronger. Appeareth - This is added as the blessed fruit of their long and tedious journey.
84:9Look - Cast a favourable eye towards him.Anointed - Of me, who though a vile sinner, am thine anointed king.
84:10Than dwell - In the greatest glory and plenty.
84:11A sun - To enlighten and quicken, and direct and comfort his people. Shield - To save his people from all their enemies.Grace - His favour, which is better than life. Glory - The honour which comes from God here, and eternal glory.