Psalms 84 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. According to gittith.Title: Probably a musical term Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.


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.[b]


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.[c]

7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.


Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.

9 Look on our shield,[d] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.


Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.


Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.


a. Psalms 84:1 In Hebrew texts 84:1-12 is numbered 84:2-13.
b. Psalms 84:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
c. Psalms 84:6 Or blessings
d. Psalms 84:9 Or sovereign

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