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Psalm 84–85

Psalm 84a

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

How lovely is your dwelling place,p

Lord Almighty!

My soul yearns,q even faints,

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and my flesh cry out

for the living God.r

Even the sparrow has found a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may have her young—

a place near your altar,s

Lord Almighty,t my Kingu and my God.v

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;

they are ever praising you.c

Blessed are those whose strengthw is in you,

whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.x

As they pass through the Valley of Baka,

they make it a place of springs;y

the autumnz rains also cover it with pools.d

They go from strength to strength,a

till each appearsb before God in Zion.c

Hear my prayer,d Lord God Almighty;

listen to me, God of Jacob.

Look on our shield,e e O God;

look with favor on your anointed one.f

10 Better is one day in your courts

than a thousand elsewhere;

I would rather be a doorkeeperg in the house of my God

than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the Lord God is a sunh and shield;i

the Lord bestows favor and honor;

no good thing does he withholdj

from those whose walk is blameless.

12 Lord Almighty,

blessedk is the one who trusts in you.

Psalm 85a

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;

you restored the fortunesl of Jacob.

You forgavem the iniquityn of your people

and covered all their sins.b

You set aside all your wratho

and turned from your fierce anger.p

Restoreq us again, God our Savior,r

and put away your displeasure toward us.

Will you be angry with us forever?s

Will you prolong your anger through all generations?

Will you not revivet us again,

that your people may rejoiceu in you?

Show us your unfailing love,v Lord,

and grant us your salvation.w

I will listen to what God the Lord says;

he promises peacex to his people, his faithful servants—

but let them not turn to folly.y

Surely his salvationz is near those who fear him,

that his glorya may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulnessb meet together;

righteousnessc and peace kiss each other.

11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,

and righteousnessd looks down from heaven.

12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,e

and our land will yieldf its harvest.

13 Righteousness goes before him

and prepares the way for his steps.

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