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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Online Bible


Psalms 84:1-12


  • Yearning for God’s grand tabernacle

    • A Levite’s longing to be like a bird (3)

    • “A day in your courtyards” (10)

    • “God is a sun and a shield” (11)

For the director; upon the Gitʹtith.* Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody. 84  How lovely* your grand tabernacle is,+ O Jehovah of armies!   My whole being* yearns, Yes, I am faint with longing, For the courtyards of Jehovah.+ My heart and my flesh shout joyfully to the living God.   Even the bird finds a home there And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she cares for her young Near your grand altar, O Jehovah of armies, My King and my God!   Happy are those dwelling in your house!+ They continue to praise you.+ (Selah)   Happy are the men who find their strength in you,+ Whose hearts are set on the highways.   When they pass through the Baʹca Valley,* They make it into a place of springs; And the early rain clothes it* with blessings.   They will walk on from strength to strength;+ Each one appears before God in Zion.   O Jehovah God of armies, hear my prayer; Listen, O God of Jacob. (Selah)   Look, our shield+ and our God,* Look upon the face of your anointed one.+ 10  For a day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else!+ I choose to stand at the threshold of the house of my God Rather than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11  For Jehovah God is a sun+ and a shield;+ He gives favor and glory. Jehovah will not hold back anything good From those walking in integrity.+ 12  O Jehovah of armies, Happy is the man who trusts in you.+


Or “deeply loved.”
Or “My soul.”
Or “the valley of baca bushes.”
Or possibly, “And the instructor enwraps himself.”
Or possibly, “Look at our shield, O God.”