Psalm 84
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1How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!1For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!
2My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.2My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
3Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.3The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.
4Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah4How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah.
5Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.5How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
6As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.6Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.
7They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.7They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
9Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!9Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.10For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!12O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
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Psalm 83
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