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Psalm 84

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The prophet, longing for the communion of the sanctuary,

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

84:1 How lovely are your dwellings,
Yahweh of Armies!

84:2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,
near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

shews how blessed they are that dwell therein.

84:4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house.
They are always praising you.


84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.

84:6 Passing through the valley of Weeping,
they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.

84:7 They go from strength to strength.
Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.

He prays to be restored unto it.

84:8 Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, God of Jacob.


84:9 Behold, God our shield,
look at the face of your anointed.

84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

84:11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield.
Yahweh will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

84:12 Yahweh of Armies,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.

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