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Psalm 84:1–4

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

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Psalm 84:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

How lovely is your dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, faints

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house,

ever singing your praise! Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord:

My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

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.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:

They will be still praising thee. Selah.

Psalm 84:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

How lovely is your dwelling place,

O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

I long, yes, I faint with longing

to enter the courts of the Lord.

With my whole being, body and soul,

I will shout joyfully to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young

at a place near your altar,

O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!

What joy for those who can live in your house,

always singing your praises.

Interlude

Psalm 84:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

How lovely is Your tabernacle,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, even faints

For the courts of the Lord;

My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,

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 are those who dwell in Your house;

They will still be praising You.

Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Lord All-Powerful,

how lovely is your Temple!

I want more than anything

to be in the courtyards of the Lord’s Temple.

My whole being wants

to be with the living God.

The sparrows have found a home,

and the swallows have nests.

They raise their young near your altars,

Lord All-Powerful, my King and my God.

Happy are the people who live at your Temple;

they are always praising you.

Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

How amiable are thy tabernacles,

O Jehovah of hosts!

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah;

My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house,

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

Even thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts,

My King, and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:

They will be still praising thee. Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living •God. Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be constantly praising thee. Selah.

Psalm 84:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Your dwelling place is lovely, O Lord of Armies! 

My soul longs and yearns 

for the Lord’s courtyards. 

My whole body shouts for joy to the living God. 

Even sparrows find a home, 

and swallows find a nest for themselves. 

There they hatch their young 

near your altars, O Lord of Armies, 

my king and my God. 

Blessed are those who live in your house. 

They are always praising you. 

Selah 

Psalm 84:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

How lovely is Your dwelling place,

Lord of Hosts.

I long and yearn

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.

Even a sparrow finds a home,

and a swallow, a nest for herself

where she places her young—

near Your altars, Lord of Hosts,

my King and my God.

How happy are those who reside in Your house,

who praise You continually. Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

How lovely is your dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, indeed it faints

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and my flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

at your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.

Happy are those who live in your house,

ever singing your praise. Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

How lovely are your dwelling places,

O Yahweh of hosts!

My soul longs and even fails

for the courtyards of Yahweh.

My heart and flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young,

near your altars, O Yahweh of hosts,

my king and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;

they can ever praise you. Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Lord who rules over all,

how lovely is the place where you live!

I long to be in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple.

I deeply long 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. Selah

Psalm 84:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

How lovely are Your dwelling places,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;

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

The bird also 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.

How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!

They are ever praising You.

Selah.


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