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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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Lou Bartet avatar
Shared by: Lou Bartet on Aug, 2016
Summary: With a passion for the presence of God burning in his heart and the clarity of his objective in mind, the author of this Psalm describes his pilgrimage to the place of God's presence.
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 647
Richard Tow avatar
Thriving in the Days Ahead
Shared by: Richard Tow on Feb, 2016
Summary: Psalm 84 gives us revelation of how to thrive in the days ahead regardless of what world leaders do; regardless of what the stock market does; regardless of what decisions the government may make. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk upright
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,470
Curry Pikkaart avatar
I Want to Go Home
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jul, 2014
Summary: Have you ever said, "It's good to be home?" Why? What's so good about home?
Series: Soul Talk
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El Culto Estuvo Malo
Shared by: Kelly Cabrera on May, 2014
Summary: Como nuestra actitud influye en los cultos.
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,451
Damian Phillips avatar
Passion for God's House
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Mar, 2014
Summary: This message reveals, or brings to light, four main reasons why we can be passionate about coming to worship in God's house, just as "the sons of Korah" were.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,974
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How lovely art thou O God!
Shared by: bala samson on Sep, 2013
Summary: All other loveliness, vanishes and perishes, when you have beheld the beauty of the Lord!
Scripture: Psalms 84:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 233
Clay Gentry avatar
3 Ways To Put The Fire Back Into Worship
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: Sometimes our worship assemblies can be dull. But by turning to Psalm 84 we can learn how to put the fire back into our public worship.
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,734
Michael Deutsch avatar
Longing for God
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2013
Summary: Do we long to worship God?
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,301
Tom Fuller avatar
Drawing Near to God in Worship
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jun, 2013
Summary: Why worship the Lord? What benefits are there? What happens if we don't? Today we look at some psalms that greatly encourage our worship and closeness to God. It's a feeling like no other to come into God's presence in worship.
Scripture: Psalms 81:1-84:12
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,232
Brad Bailey avatar
Myth: I Should Do Big Things for God
Shared by: Brad Bailey on May, 2013
Summary: Myth: I should do big things for God.
Series: Myths
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Views: 1,626
Ronnie Miller avatar
Psalm 84 Sermon 5/2013
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on May, 2013
Summary: *Psalm 84 is about a journey to the temple in Jerusalem and the writer was remembering the year before when he made the same trip to a festival there called The Feast of Tabernacles. Every year around late September or early October thousands would go t
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-1:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,739
Gerald Roberts avatar
Something Special Here
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2012
Summary: There is something special about the church because it is a place where one finds beauty, it is a place for the bewildered, it is a place where one finds beginings, and it is a place where one finds blessings.
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,255
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Intimacy With God
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2012
Summary: God desires to have a close, intimate, personal ...loving, dynamic, powerful relationship with you. Christianity is not about a weekly trip to church. We must move beyond that.
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Obtaining Grace From Above
Shared by: Oyewole O. Sarumi on Jul, 2012
Summary: This life is a struggle, and remains a struggle until God comes to help a man. If God refuses to help a man, life can be full of unprofitable labours, unfinished tasks, and thorny pathways. To progress in life, you may need new methods, new efforts, new i
Scripture: Psalms 84:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,242
Jon Lipka avatar
Pilgrimage: Christian Life on the Way
Shared by: Jon Lipka on Jun, 2012
Summary: As God called Joseph to take the Holy Family to Egypt, so too He calls us to take the blessings we have received and bring them into the world.
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-8
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,944
Jimmy Haile avatar
Digging A Well!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Apr, 2012
Summary: You may not see why you are going thru what you are going thru, but your testimony of how you got thru your valley, may inspire someone when they are going thru their valley!
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,638
David Scudder avatar
Jehovah-Sabaoth "The LORD of Hosts"
Shared by: David Scudder on Dec, 2011
Summary: This name for God will change how we relate to God.A person who understands that "The Eternally Self-existent One is over Hosts" will never joke about "the Man upstairs" or that "Someone up there likes me."
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:11-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 13,815
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Rally Sunday
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Sep, 2011
Summary: I dream of us recapturing that deep desire to worship and the pursuit of excellence.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,776
Bret Bone avatar
The Three Round Knockout
Shared by: Bret Bone on Aug, 2011
Summary: Today's training will be a three round match. In each round we will be introduced to areas that we may personally need trained in
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Views: 2,255
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One Day In Your Temple - Psalms 84:10
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2011
Summary: Psalms 84:10 One day spent in your Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else; I would rather stand at the gate of the house of my God than live in the homes of the wicked. (GNB)
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,110
Troy Richards avatar
Life After Sunday
Shared by: Troy Richards on Dec, 2010
Summary: A look at living for Christ outside of Sunday morning, and also looking at why that is such a challenge.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:11-12
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 988
Ed Vasicek avatar
A Deep Longing for God
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2010
Summary: Do you have a heart that longs for God? Do you want to see Him, to be with Him, to enjoy Him forever? The psalmist expresses this blessing in 3 beatitudes.
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,670
Raquel Martinez avatar
Haciendo Decisiones Correctas
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Oct, 2010
Summary: Tenemos que aprender a hacer deciciones correctas, porque las malas decisiones nos traeran consecuencias para el resto de nuestra vida
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,929
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Shared by: peter balogun on Aug, 2010
Summary: Refuse to remain in the valley of life
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:5-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,752
Douglas Phillips avatar
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Feb, 2010
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 544
Kevin L. Jones avatar
If Today Was Your Last Day
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jan, 2010
Summary: A sermon examining the brevity of life and how we should live each day as if it were our last.
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:10-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 14,287
Darren Rogers avatar
04 The Valley of Weeping
Shared by: Darren Rogers on Mar, 2009
Summary: How many times in your life are you brought to a place of tears? What do you do when you are there? Use it as a time for growth in the Lord.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,991
Andy Grossman avatar
I Love This Church
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Jan, 2009
Summary: Uses Toby Keith’s song, "I Love this Bar" and the "Cheer’s" Theme song, to compare to the church and the need everyone has to belong.
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Scripture: Psalms 84:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,328
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"God's Goodness"
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Jan, 2009
Summary: Message on the promises of Psalm 84:11
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 6,146
Diana Ball avatar
Shared by: Diana Ball on Dec, 2008
Summary: Ephesians 1:3 says we have already been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms, yet we do not seem to have them. Could it be because we do not know how to reach out and take them?
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 84:11
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6,695