Ps 84:1
84:1 <> How amiable [are] thy tabernacles, O {a} LORD
     of hosts!

     (a) David complains that he cannot have access to the
         Church of God to make profession of his faith, and to
         profit in religion.

Ps 84:2
84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the {b} courts of
     the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living

     (b) For only the priests could enter the sanctuary and the
         rest of the people into the courts.

Ps 84:3
84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a
     nest for herself, where she may lay her young, [even] thine
     {c} altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

     (c) So that the poor birds have more freedom than I.

Ps 84:5
84:5 Blessed [is] the man whose {d} strength [is] in thee; in
     whose heart [are] the ways [of them].

     (d) Who trusts nothing in himself but in you only, and
         learns from you to rule his life.

Ps 84:6
84:6 [Who] passing through the valley of {c} Baca make it a
     well; the rain also filleth the pools.

     (c) So that the poor birds have more freedom than I.

Ps 84:7
84:7 They go from {f} strength to strength, [every one of them]
     in Zion appeareth before God.

     (f) They are never weary but increase in strength and
         courage till they come to God's house.

Ps 84:9
84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine
     {g} anointed.

     (g) That is, for Christ's sake, whose figure I represent.

Ps 84:10
84:10 For {h} a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I
      had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to
      dwell in the tents of wickedness.

      (h) He would rather live one day in God's Church than a
          thousand in the world.

Ps 84:11
84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give
      grace and glory: no {i} good [thing] will he withhold from
      them that walk uprightly.

      (i) But will from time to time increase his blessings
          toward his more and more.