Psalms - Chapter 84




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

1 <To the chief music-maker; put to the Gittith A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah.> How dear are your tents, O Lord of armies!

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

2 The passion of my soul's desire is for the house of the Lord; my heart and my flesh are crying out for the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

3 The little birds have places for themselves, where they may put their young, even your altars, O Lord of armies, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

4 Happy are they whose resting-place is in your house: they will still be praising you. (Selah.)

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

5 Happy is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

6 Going through the valley of balsam-trees, they make it a place of springs; it is clothed with blessings by the early rain.

7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

7 They go from strength to strength; every one of them comes before God in Zion.

8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

8 O Lord God of armies, let my prayer come to you: give ear, O God of Jacob. (Selah.)

9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

9 O God, let your eyes be on him who is our safe cover, and let your heart be turned to your king.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

10 For a day in your house is better than a thousand. It is better to be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to be living in the tents of sin.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

11 The Lord God is our sun and our strength: the Lord will give grace and glory: he will not keep back any good thing from those whose ways are upright.

12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

12 O Lord of armies, happy is the man whose hope is in you.




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