For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of
1 How lovely are your dwellings,
Yahweh of Hosts!
2 My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young,
Near your altars, Yahweh of Hosts, my King, and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house.
They are always praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
Who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength.
Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
8 Yahweh, God of hosts, hear my prayer.
Listen, God of Jacob.
9 Behold, God our shield,
Look at the face of your anointed.
10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield.
Yahweh will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
12 Yahweh of Hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in you.
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