1 «To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.» How amiable [are] thy tabernacles, ODavid complains that he cannot have access to the Church of God to make profession of his faith, and to profit in religion.LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for theFor only the priests could enter the sanctuary and the rest of the people into the courts.courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth 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] thineSo that the poor birds have more freedom than I.altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thine house: they will euer praise thee. Selah.
5 Blessed [is] the man whoseWho trusts nothing in himself but in you only, and learns from you to rule his life.strength [is] in thee; in whose heart [are] the ways [of them].
6 [Who] passing through the valley ofSo that the poor birds have more freedom than I.Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
7 They go fromThey are never weary but increase in strength and courage till they come to God's house.strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
8 O Lorde God of hostes, heare my prayer: hearken, O God of Iaakob. Selah.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thineThat is, for Christ's sake, whose figure I represent.anointed.
10 ForHe would rather live one day in God's Church than a thousand in the world.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.
11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: noBut will from time to time increase his blessings toward his more and more.good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O Lorde of hostes, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.