For the director of music. According to gittith.b Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,p
2 My soul yearns,q even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.r
3 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
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.c
5 Blessed are those whose strengthw is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.x
6 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
7 They go from strength to strength,a
till each appearsb before God in Zion.c
8 Hear my prayer,d Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 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.
blessedk is the one who trusts in you.
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