Psalm 84 – Birds, Home, Angel Armies

Psalm 84:1-4
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the Lord.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young
at a place near your altar,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
What joy for those who can live in your house,
always singing your praises.

New Living Translation (NLT)

7-7-19 – My husband read Psalm 84 this morning from the Message version – it’s especially meaningful as we awoke with the family of Blue Jays making noise in the eve of our house! (Images of the juvenile bluebirds from last week and the video from today.)

Psalm 84:1-4
What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,
Always dreamed of a room in your house,
where I could sing for joy to God-alive!
Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,
sparrows and swallows make nests there.
They lay their eggs and raise their young,
singing their songs in the place where we worship.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies! King! God!
How blessed they are to live and sing there!

The Message

mishkan: dwelling place, tabernacle Hebrew: מִשְׁכָּן
Transliteration: mishkan
Phonetic Spelling: (mish-kawn’)
Word Origin from shakan
shakan or shaken: to settle down, abide, dwell Hebrew: שָׁכַן
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-kan’)
tsaba: army, war, warfare Hebrew: צָבָא
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-baw’)

Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies] [Lyrics]


Blog version and video

Angels: Existing in Numbers

Psalm 84:1-4
How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young—
Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
My King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah

New King James Version (NKJV)


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