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This is a minor adaptation of the WEB to include nuanced meanings of particular ancient words for placenames, God and others of special interest. In general square brackets:[] are used to indicated words not found in the original text. It also indicates the 5 books of the Psalms; and a few passages considered by some to be of questionable authenticity.



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Psalm 84

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. 1How lovely are your dwellings, TheIAM of Armies! 2My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of TheIAM. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, TheIAM of Armies, my King, and my God. 4Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are always praising you. Selah. 5Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage. 6Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings. 7They go from strength to strength. Everyone of them appears before God in Zion. 8TheIAM, God of Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, God of Jacob. Selah. 9Behold, God our shield, look at the face of your anointed. 10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For TheIAM God is a sun and a shield. TheIAM will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12TheIAM of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you.