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Psalms Chapter 84

Psalms 84:1

psa 84:1

"To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah." How amiable [are] thy tabernacles, O (a) LORD of hosts!

(a) David complains that he cannot have access to the Church of God to make profession of his faith, and to profit in religion.

Psalms 84:2

psa 84:2

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

(b) For only the priests could enter the sanctuary and the rest of the people into the courts.

Psalms 84:3

psa 84:3

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

(c) So that the poor birds have more freedom than I.

Psalms 84:5

psa 84:5

Blessed [is] the man whose (d) strength [is] in thee; in whose heart [are] the ways [of them].

(d) Who trusts nothing in himself but in you only, and learns from you to rule his life.

Psalms 84:6

psa 84:6

[Who] passing through the valley of (c) Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

(c) So that the poor birds have more freedom than I.

Psalms 84:7

psa 84:7

They go from (f) strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.

(f) They are never weary but increase in strength and courage till they come to God's house.

Psalms 84:9

psa 84:9

Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine (g) anointed.

(g) That is, for Christ's sake, whose figure I represent.

Psalms 84:10

psa 84:10

For (h) 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.

(h) He would rather live one day in God's Church than a thousand in the world.

Psalms 84:11

psa 84:11

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

(i) But will from time to time increase his blessings toward his more and more.

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