Longing for the Temple Worship.

1 For the choir director; (a)on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
How lovely are Your (A)dwelling places,
O Lord of hosts!
My (B)soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (C)living God.
The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your (D)altars, O Lord of hosts,
(E)My King and my God.
How (F)blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are (G)ever praising You. (b)Selah.
How blessed is the man whose (H)strength is in You,
In (c)whose heart are the (I)highways to Zion!
Passing through the valley of (d)Baca they make it a (e)spring;
The (J)early rain also covers it with blessings.
They (K)go from strength to strength,
(f)Every one of them (L)appears before God in Zion.
O (M)Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O (N)God of Jacob! Selah.
Behold our (O)shield, O God,
And look upon the face of (P)Your anointed.
For (Q)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.
For the Lord God is (R)a sun and (S)shield;
The Lord gives grace and (T)glory;
(U)No good thing does He withhold (g)from those who walk (h)uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
How (V)blessed is the man who trusts in You!


a. Psalm 84:1: ['Or ', according to]
b. Psalm 84:4: [Selah, ' may mean: ', Pause, Crescendo, ' or ', Musical interlude]
c. Psalm 84:5: ['Lit ', their]
d. Psalm 84:6: ['Probably, ', Weeping, '; or ', Balsam trees]
e. Psalm 84:6: ['Or ', place of springs]
f. Psalm 84:7: ['Some ancient versions read ', The God of gods will be seen in Zion]
g. Psalm 84:11: ['Lit ', with regard to]
h. Psalm 84:11: ['Lit ', with integrity]

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