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Psalm 84

The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God

To the Chief Musician. aOn 1An Instrument of Gath. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 How blovely 2is Your tabernacle,

O Lord of hosts!

2 cMy soul longs, yes, even faints

For the courts of the Lord;

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

3 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.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your dhouse;

They will still be praising You.


5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,

Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley eof 3Baca,

They make it a spring;

The rain also covers it with 4pools.

7 They go ffrom strength to strength;

5Each one gappears before God in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

Give ear, O God of Jacob!


9 hO God, behold our shield,

And look upon the face of Your 6anointed.

10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

I would rather 7be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is ia sun and jshield;

The Lord will give grace and glory;

kNo good thing will He withhold

From those who walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts,

lBlessed is the man who trusts in You!


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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