My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. (English Standard Version)
My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God. (Amplified Version)
How I want to be there!I long to be in the Lord's Temple.With my whole being I sing for joy to the living God. (Good News Bible)
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! (The Message)
This is our verse for the 1st week of the "Made To Crave" Bible Study. I love how all these versions/paraphrases add insight into the verse. "Longs", "faints", "pines", "yearns", "longing", "dreamed", "cry out", "sing", "joy". All these words describe HOW VERY MUCH the psalmist wants to be with His God!
Oh, that I would desire God that much!