Psalm 84



Longing For God's House

1 How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD of hosts!

1 {To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.} How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Hosts.

1 How lovely are your dwelling places, LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

1 How lovely are Your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

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

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

2 I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

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

2 My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God.

3 The 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.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

3 Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young- near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.

3 Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

3 Yes, the sparrow 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.

4 How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

4 How happy are those who reside in Your house, who praise You continually. Selah

4 How happy are those who live in your Temple, for they can praise you continuously. Interlude

4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion!

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

5 Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

5 How happy are those whose strength is in you, whose heart is on your path.

5 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.

6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a source of springwater; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.

6 They will pass through the Baca Valley where he will prepare a spring for them; even the early rain will cover it with blessings.

6 Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.

7 They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion.

7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

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

7 They will walk from strength to strength; each will appear before God in Zion.

7 They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; each of them appears before God in Zion.

8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.

8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

8 Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob. Selah

8 LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, hear my prayer! Listen, God of Jacob! Interlude

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

9 Behold our shield, O God, And look upon the face of Your anointed.

9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

9 Consider our shield, God; look on the face of Your anointed one.

9 God, look at our shield, and show favor to your anointed,

9 Behold our shield [the king as Your agent], O God, and look upon the face of Your anointed!

10 For 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.

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

10 Better a day in Your courts than a thousand [anywhere else]. I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of the wicked.

10 for a day in your Temple courts is better than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather stand at the entrance of God's house than live in the tent of wickedness.

10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

11 For 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.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD grants grace and favor; the LORD will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly.

11 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12 O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

12 Lord of Hosts, happy is the person who trusts in You!

12 LORD of Heavenly Armies, how happy are those who trust in you. To the Director: A Psalm by the descendants of Korah.

12 O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!



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