3 My soul longs and faints for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have exulted in the living God.
4 For even the sparrow has found a home for himself, and the turtle-dove a nest for herself, where she may lay her young: your altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
5 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, O Lord. They will praise you from age to age.
6 Blessed is the man whose help is from you. In his heart, he is disposed to ascend
7 from the valley of tears, from the place which he has determined.
8 For even the lawgiver will provide a blessing; they will go from virtue to virtue. The God of gods will be seen in Zion.
9 O Lord, God of hosts, hear my prayer. Pay attention, O God of Jacob.
10 O God, gaze upon our protector, and look upon the face of your Christ.
11 For one day in your courts is better than thousands elsewhere. I have chosen to be lowly in the house of my God, rather than to dwell in the tabernacles of sinners.
Exodus 40:16-21, 34-36
16 And Moses raised it up, and he positioned the panels as well as the bases and the bars, and he set up the columns,
17 and he stretched out the roof over the tabernacle, imposing a cover above it, just as the Lord had decreed.
18 And he placed the testimony in the ark, applying the bars beneath, and the oracle above.
19 And when he had brought the ark into the tabernacle, he drew the veil before it, in order to fulfill the commandment of the Lord.
20 And he placed the table in the tabernacle of the testimony, at the north side, beyond the veil,
21 arranging before it the bread of the presence, just as the Lord had instructed Moses.
34 Whenever the cloud departed from the tabernacle, the sons of Israel set out by their companies.
35 But if it remained hanging over it, they remained in the same place.
36 Certainly, the cloud of the Lord lay over the tabernacle by day, and the fire by night, being seen by all the people of Israel throughout all their resting places.
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