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For the director upon the Gitʹtith.*+ Of the sons of Koʹrah. A melody. 84 How lovely your grand tabernacle is,+ O Jehovah of armies!+ 2 My soul has yearned and also pined away for the courtyards of Jehovah.+ My own heart and my very flesh cry out joyfully to the living God.*+ 3 Even the bird itself has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she has put her young ones— Your grand altar,* O Jehovah of armies, my King and my God!* 4 Happy are those dwelling in your house!+ They still keep on praising you.+ Seʹlah. 5 Happy are the men* whose strength is in you,*+ In whose heart are the highways.+ 6 Passing along through the low plain of the baʹca bushes,+ They turn it into a spring itself; Even with blessings the instructor+ enwraps himself. 7 They will walk on from vital energy to vital energy;+ Each one appears to God in Zion.*+ 8 O Jehovah God* of armies, do hear my prayer;+ Do give ear, O God of Jacob.+ Seʹlah. 9 O shield of ours, see, O God,+ And look upon the face of your anointed one.*+ 10 For a day in your courtyards is better than a thousand [elsewhere].+ I have chosen to stand at the threshold in the house of my God+ Rather than to move around in the tents of wickedness.+ 11 For Jehovah God is a sun+ and a shield;+ Favor and glory are what he gives.+ Jehovah himself will not hold back anything good from those walking in faultlessness.+ 12 O Jehovah of armies, happy is the man* that is trusting in you.+
^ See 8:Sup and ftn.
^ Or, “the living Divine One.” Heb., ʼEl-chaiʹ.
^ Lit., “your altars,” pl., likely to denote grandeur. Compare “grand tabernacle” in vs 1.
^ “And my God.” Heb., wEʼ·lo·haiʹ.
^ Lit., “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ “You,” MVg; LXX, “you, O Jehovah”; T, “your Meimra.”
^ “They will see the God of gods in Zion,” by a slight correction in M; LXXSyVg, “the God of gods will be seen in Zion.”
^ “God of.” Heb., ʼElo·himʹ.
^ Or, “your messiah.” Heb., meshi·cheʹkha; Gr., khri·stouʹ; Syr., meshi·chakh; Lat., chriʹsti.
^ Or, “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.