Psalms 84:1-4

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

1 [a][b]How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
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, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.[c]

Psalms 84:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
ESV
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
NLT
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
MSG
1 What a beautiful home, God of the Angel Armies! I've always longed to live in a place like this,
CSB
1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Hosts.

Psalms 84:1-4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 84:1-4 In-Context

1 How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
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, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 27:4; Psalms 43:3; Psalms 90:1; Psalms 132:5
  • 2. S Job 19:27; Psalms 42:1-2
  • 3. S Joshua 3:10
  • 4. S Psalms 43:4
  • 5. Jeremiah 44:11
  • 6. Psalms 2:6
  • 7. Psalms 5:2

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a musical term
  • [c]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
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