Longing for the Temple Worship.
For the choir director; on F903 the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 How lovely are Your dwelling R2641 places,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul R2642 longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living R2643 God.
3 The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your altars, R2644 O LORD of hosts,
My R2645 King and my God.
4 How blessed R2646 are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever R2647 praising You. Selah. F904
5 How blessed is the man whose strength R2648 is in You,
In whose F905 heart are the highways R2649 to Zion!
6 Passing through the valley of Baca F906 they make it a spring; F907
The early R2650 rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They go R2651 from strength to strength,
Every F908 one of them appears R2652 before God in Zion.
8 O LORD R2653 God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God R2654 of Jacob! Selah.
9 Behold our shield, R2655 O God,
And look upon the face of Your R2656 anointed.
10 For a R2657 day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a R2658 sun and shield; R2659
The LORD gives grace and glory; R2660
No R2661 good thing does He withhold from F909 those who walk uprightly. F910
12 O LORD of hosts,
How blessed R2662 is the man who trusts in You!
F903: Or put to the test
F904: Or became infuriated
F905: Some ancient versions read where He dwelt
F906: Or became infuriated
F907: Or their
F908: Or their
F909: Or sobered up from
F910: Lit smote
R2641: Psalms 43:3; 132:5
R2642: Psalms 42:1,2; 63:1
R2643: Psalms 42:2
R2644: Psalms 43:4
R2645: Psalms 5:2
R2646: Psalms 65:4
R2647: Psalms 42:5,11
R2648: Psalms 81:1
R2649: Psalms 86:11; 122:1; Jeremiah 31:6
R2650: Psalms 107:35; Joel 2:23
R2651: Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 40:31; John 1:16; 2 Corinthians 3:18
R2652: Exodus 34:23; Deuteronomy 16:16; Psalms 42:2
R2653: Psalms 59:5; 80:4; 84:1
R2654: Psalms 81:1
R2655: Genesis 15:1; Psalms 3:3; 28:7; 59:11; 115:9-11
R2656: 1 Samuel 16:6; 2 Samuel 19:21; Psalms 2:2; 132:17
R2657: Psalms 27:4
R2658: Isaiah 60:19,20; Malachi 4:2; Revelation 21:23
R2659: Genesis 15:1
R2660: Psalms 85:9
R2661: Psalms 34:9,10
R2662: Psalms 2:12; 40:4