To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!* for the sons: or, of the sons
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living 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.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.† Baca…: or, mulberry trees make him a well, etc‡ filleth: Heb. covereth
7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.§ strength to…: or, company to company
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
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.** I had…: Heb. I would choose rather to sit at the threshold
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.
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
*84:1 for the sons: or, of the sons
†84:6 Baca…: or, mulberry trees make him a well, etc
‡84:6 filleth: Heb. covereth
§84:7 strength to…: or, company to company
**84:10 I had…: Heb. I would choose rather to sit at the threshold