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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 84

1 For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
2 How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O HaShem of hosts!
3 My soul yearneth, yea, even pineth for the courts of HaShem; my heart and my flesh sing for joy unto the living G-d.
4 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young; Thine altars, O HaShem of hosts, my King, and my G-d--.
5 Happy are they that dwell in Thy house, they are ever praising Thee. Selah
6 Happy is the man whose strength is in Thee; in whose heart are the highways.
7 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; yea, the early rain clotheth it with blessings.
8 They go from strength to strength, every one of them appeareth before G-d in Zion.
9 O HaShem G-d of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O G-d of Jacob. Selah
10 Behold, O G-d our shield, and look upon the face of Thine anointed.
11 For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand; I had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my G-d, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
12 For HaShem G-d is a sun and a shield; HaShem giveth grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.
13 O HaShem of hosts, happy is the man that trusteth in Thee.
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