The prophet longing for the communion of the sanctuary,
Psalms 84:1 Unto the end, for the winepresses, a psalm for the sons of Core. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Psalms 84:2 my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God. Psalms 84:3 For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones: Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
sheweth how blessed they are that dwell therein.
Psalms 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord: they shall praise thee for ever and ever. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps, Psalms 84:6 In the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set. Psalms 84:7 For the lawgiver shall give a blessing, they shall go from virtue to virtue: the God of gods shall be seen in Sion.
He prayeth to be restored unto it.
Psalms 84:8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Psalms 84:9 Behold, O God our protector: and look on the face of thy Christ. Psalms 84:10 For better is one day in thy courts above thousands. I have chosen to be an abject in the house of my God, rather than to dwell in the tabernacles of sinners. Psalms 84:11 For God loveth mercy and truth: the Lord will give grace and glory. Psalms 84:12 He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence: O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.