Psalm 84:2
New International Version
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

New Living Translation
I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the LORD. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.

English Standard Version
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Berean Study Bible
My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

New American Standard Bible
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

King James Bible
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Christian Standard Bible
I long and yearn for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

Contemporary English Version
Deep in my heart I long for your temple, and with all that I am I sing joyful songs to you.

Good News Translation
How I want to be there! I long to be in the LORD's Temple. With my whole being I sing for joy to the living God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I long and yearn for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

International Standard Version
I desire and long for the Temple courts of the LORD. My heart and body sing for joy to the living God.

NET Bible
I desperately want to be in the courts of the LORD's temple. My heart and my entire being shout for joy to the living God.

New Heart English Bible
My soul longs, yes, yearns for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul has waited and has lusted for the courts of Lord Jehovah! My heart and my flesh have praised The Living God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul longs and yearns for the LORD's courtyards. My whole body shouts for joy to the living God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living God.

New American Standard 1977
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing to the living God.

King James 2000 Bible
My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

American King James Version
My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.

American Standard Version
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My soul longs, and faints for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh have exulted in the living god.

Douay-Rheims Bible
my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

English Revised Version
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God.

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul longeth, and even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

World English Bible
My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Young's Literal Translation
My soul desired, yea, it hath also been consumed, For the courts of Jehovah, My heart and my flesh cry aloud unto the living God,
Study Bible
Better is One Day in Your Courts
1For the choirmaster. According to Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD of Hosts. 2My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself where she places her young by Your altars, O LORD of Hosts, my King and my God.…
Cross References
Psalm 42:1
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When shall I come and appear in God's presence?

Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 119:20
My soul is consumed with longing for Your judgments at all times.

Psalm 119:81
My soul faints for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.

Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit.

Isaiah 58:13
If you turn your foot from breaking the Sabbath, from doing as you please on My holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight, and the LORD's holy day honorable, if you honor it by not going your own way or seeking your own pleasure or speaking idle words,

Treasury of Scripture

My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.

soul

Psalm 42:1,2
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God…

Psalm 63:1,2
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; …

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

heart

Job 23:3
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Isaiah 26:9
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Isaiah 64:1
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,







Lexicon
My soul
נַפְשִׁי֮ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

longs,
נִכְסְפָ֬ה (niḵ·sə·p̄āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3700: To become pale, to pine after, to fear

even
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

faints,
כָּלְתָ֨ה ׀ (kā·lə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

for the courts
לְחַצְר֪וֹת (lə·ḥaṣ·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2691: A yard, a hamlet

of the LORD;
יְה֫וָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

my heart
לִבִּ֥י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

and my flesh
וּבְשָׂרִ֑י (ū·ḇə·śā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

cry out
יְ֝רַנְּנ֗וּ (yə·ran·nə·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7442: To give a ringing cry

for
אֶ֣ל (’el)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the living
חָֽי׃ (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

God.
אֵֽל־ (’êl-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
(2) Longeth.--From root meaning to grow pale, expressing one effect of strong emotion--grows pale with longing. So the Latin poets used pallidus to express the effects of passionate love, and generally of any strong emotion:

"Ambitione mala aut argenti pallet amore."

HOR., Sat. ii. 3, 78.

Or we may perhaps compare Shakespeare's

"Sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought."

For a similar fervid expression of desire for communion with God, comp. Psalm 63:1.

Fainteth.--Or more properly, as LXX., faileth.

Courts.--This, too, seems, like tabernacles above, to be used in a general poetical way, so that there is no need to think of the court of the priests as distinguished from that of the people.

The living God.--Comp. Psalm 42:2, the only other place in the Psalms where God is so named.

Verse 2. - My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord. These expressions do not imply that the writer is absent from the temple, but only that his delight in it is never satiated. My heart and my flesh; i.e. my whole nature. Crieth out for the living God; rather, rejoiceth; or "sings out a note of joy" unto the living God. So Hengstenberg, who says, "The verb רִנֵּן is of frequent occurrence in the Psalms, and always signifies to rejoice." Compare the comment of Professor Cheyne. 84:1-7 The ordinances of God are the believer's solace in this evil world; in them he enjoys the presence of the living God: this causes him to regret his absence from them. They are to his soul as the nest to the bird. Yet they are only an earnest of the happiness of heaven; but how can men desire to enter that holy habitation, who complain of Divine ordinances as wearisome? Those are truly happy, who go forth, and go on in the exercise of religion, in the strength of the grace of Jesus Christ, from whom all our sufficiency is. The pilgrims to the heavenly city may have to pass through many a valley of weeping, and many a thirsty desert; but wells of salvation shall be opened for them, and consolations sent for their support. Those that press forward in their Christian course, shall find God add grace to their graces. And those who grow in grace, shall be perfect in glory.
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