1 How lovely are Your dwelling places, O YHWH of hosts!
2 My being has longed, and even fainted, For the courts of YHWH; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living El.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she has put her young ones - Your altars, O YHWH of hosts, My Sovereign and my Elohim.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house, They are ever praising You. Selah.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Your Highways are in their heart.
6 Passing through the valley of weeping, They make it a fountain; The Teacher also covers it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength, Appearing before Elohim in Tsiyon.
8 O YHWH Elohim of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O Elohim of Ya'aqob! Selah.
9 O Elohim, see our shield, And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10 For a day in Your courts Is better than a thousand days. I have chosen rather to be a doorkeeper In the House of my Elohim, Than to dwell in the tents of the wrong.
11 For YHWH Elohim is a sun and a shield; YHWH gives favour and esteem; He withholds no good matter From those who walk blamelessly.
12 O YHWH of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You!