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Psalm 84

Longing for the Temple Worship.

To the Chief Musician; set to a [a]Philistine lute. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

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

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.

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.

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.


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

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

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


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

See our shield, O God,
And look at the face of Your anointed [the king as Your representative].
10 
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.
11 
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.
12 
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].

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 84:1 A technical musical term, meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 84:5 Lit their.
  3. Psalm 84:6 Possibly a kind of plant.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 84

Psalm 84

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Lord who rules over all,
    how lovely is the place where you live!
I can’t wait to be in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple.
    I really want to be there.
My whole being cries out
    for the living God.

Lord who rules over all,
    even the sparrow has found a home near your altar.
My King and my God,
    the swallow also has a nest there,
    where she may have her young.
Blessed are those who live in your house.
    They are always praising you.

Blessed are those whose strength comes from you.
    They have firmly decided to travel to your temple.
As they pass through the dry Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place where water flows.
    The rain in the fall covers it with pools.
Those people get stronger as they go along,
    until each of them appears in Zion, where God lives.

Lord God who rules over all, hear my prayer.
    God of the people of Jacob, listen to me.
God, may you be pleased with your anointed king.
    You appointed him to be like a shield that keeps us safe.

10 A single day in your courtyards is better
    than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather guard the door of the house of my God
    than live in the tents of sinful people.
11 The Lord God is like the sun that gives us light.
    He is like a shield that keeps us safe.
    The Lord blesses us with favor and honor.
He doesn’t hold back anything good
    from those whose lives are without blame.

12 Lord who rules over all,
    blessed is the person who trusts in you.