1 Of the sons of Korʹah. A melody.
How lovely your grand tabernacle is, O Jehovah of armies!
2 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.
3 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!
4 Happy are those dwelling in your house! They continue to praise you.
5 Happy are the men who find their strength in you, Whose hearts are set on the highways.
6 When they pass through the Baʹca Valley, They make it into a place of springs; And the early rain clothes it with blessings.
7 They will walk on from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O Jehovah God of armies, hear my prayer; Listen, O God of Jacob.
9 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.