|Ps 84:1 How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O LORD of hosts!
|Ps 84:2 My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
|Ps 84:3 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.
|Ps 84:4 How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever praising You. Selah.
|Ps 84:5 ¶ How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
|Ps 84:6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
|Ps 84:7 They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
|Ps 84:8 ¶ O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
|Ps 84:9 Behold our shield, O God,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
|Ps 84:10 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.
|Ps 84:11 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.
|Ps 84:12 O LORD of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!