Psalms 84:3

Overview - Psalms 84
The prophet, longing for the communion of the sanctuary,
shews how blessed they are that dwell therein.
He prays to be restored unto it.
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Psalms 84:3  (King James Version)
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

Yea, etc
Or, rather, "Even as the sparrow findeth a house, and the swallow ({deror,} or the ring-dove, according to some, but probably the bird which Forskal mentions among the migratory birds of Alexandria, by the name of {dururi}) a nest for herself where she may lay her young, (so I seek) thine altars, O Jehovah, God of hosts, my King and my God." That is, as nature inclines birds to seek and prepare their nests, so grace has taught me to desire thy altars, and to worship there.

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