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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 84

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For the leader; on the gittith. Of the Korahites. A psalm.

1 2How lovely is Your dwelling‐place, O LORD of hosts. 3I long, I yearn for the courts of the LORD; my body and soul shout for joy to the living God. 4Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself in which to set her young, near Your altar, O LORD of hosts, my king and my God. 5Happy are those who dwell in Your house; they forever praise You. Selah. 6Happy is the man who finds refuge in You, whose mind is on the [pilgrim] highways. 7They pass through the Valley of Baca, a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. regarding it as a place of springs, as if the early rain had covered it with blessing. ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 8They go from b‐ Others “strength to strength.” rampart to rampart, ‐b Others “strength to strength.” appearing before God in Zion. 9O LORD, God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 10O God, behold our shield, look upon the face of Your anointed. 11Better one day in Your courts than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather stand at the threshold of God's house than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 12For the LORD God is sun c Or “bulwark,” with Targum; cf. Isa. 54.12 . and shield; the LORD bestows grace and glory; He does not withhold His bounty from those who live without blame. 13O LORD of hosts, happy is the man who trusts in You.

Notes:

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b‐b Others “strength to strength.”

c Or “bulwark,” with Targum; cf. Isa. 54.12 .

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