Thematic Bible

Psalm 84:1 (show verse)

How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O Lord of hosts!

Psalm 84:2 (show verse)

My soul (my life, my inner self) longs for and greatly desires the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Psalm 84:3 (show verse)

The bird 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.

Psalm 84:4 (show verse)

Blessed and greatly favored are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence;
They will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah.

Psalm 84:5 (show verse)

Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion.

Psalm 84:6 (show verse)

Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.

Psalm 84:7 (show verse)

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

Psalm 84:8 (show verse)

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Listen, O God of Jacob! Selah.

Psalm 84:9 (show verse)

See our shield, O God,
And look at the face of Your anointed [the king as Your representative].

Psalm 84:10 (show verse)

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

Psalm 84:11 (show verse)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord bestows grace and favor and honor;
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:12 (show verse)

O Lord of hosts,
How blessed and greatly favored is the man who trusts in You [believing in You, relying on You, and committing himself to You with confident hope and expectation].