Psalm 84–85


Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 How lovely are Your adwelling places,

O Lord of hosts!

2 My asoul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;

My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the bliving God.

3 The bird also has found a house,

And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,

Even Your aaltars, O Lord of hosts,

bMy King and my God.

4 How ablessed are those who dwell in Your house!

They are bever praising You.


5 How blessed is the man whose astrength is in You,

In 1whose heart are the bhighways to Zion!

6 Passing through the valley of 1Baca they make it a 2spring;

The aearly rain also covers it with blessings.

7 They ago from strength to strength,

1Every one of them bappears before God in Zion.

8 O aLord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

Give ear, O bGod of Jacob!


9 Behold our ashield, O God,

And look upon the face of bYour anointed.

10 For aa 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.

11 For the Lord God is aa sun and bshield;

The Lord gives grace and cglory;

dNo good thing does He withhold 1from those who walk 2uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts,

How ablessed is the man who trusts in You!


Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 O Lord, You showed afavor to Your land;

You 1brestored the captivity of Jacob.

2 You aforgave the iniquity of Your people;

You bcovered all their sin.


3 You awithdrew all Your fury;

You bturned away from Your burning anger.

4 aRestore us, O God of our salvation,

And bcause Your indignation toward us to cease.

5 Will aYou be angry with us forever?

Will You prolong Your anger to 1all generations?

6 Will You not Yourself 1arevive us again,

That Your people may brejoice in You?

7 Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,

And agrant us Your salvation.

8 1I will hear what God the Lord will say;

For He will aspeak peace to His people, 2to His godly ones;

But let them not bturn back to 3folly.

9 Surely aHis salvation is near to those who 1fear Him,

That bglory may dwell in our land.

10 aLovingkindness and 1truth have met together;

bRighteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11 1Truth asprings from the earth,

And righteousness looks down from heaven.

12 Indeed, athe Lord will give what is good,

And our bland will yield its produce.

13 aRighteousness will go before Him

And will make His footsteps into a way.

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