Psalms 27:4

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One thing haue I desired of the Lord, that will I seeke after: that I may dwel in the house of the Lord, all the dayes of my life, to behold the beautie of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

One thing have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after; That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Jehovah, And to inquire in his temple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One prayer have I made to the Lord, and this is my heart's desire; that I may have a place in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, looking on his glory, and getting wisdom in his Temple.
- Basic English Bible

One [thing] have I asked of Jehovah, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to inquire [of him] in his temple.
- Darby Bible

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
- Webster's Bible

One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to see Yahweh's beauty, and to inquire in his temple.
- World English Bible

One [thing] I asked of Jehovah -- it I seek. My dwelling in the house of Jehovah, All the days of my life, To look on the pleasantness of Jehovah, And to inquire in His temple.
- Youngs Literal Bible

One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the graciousness of the LORD, and to visit early in His temple.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 27:4


27:4 Dwell. &c. - Have opportunity of constant attendance upon God. To behold - That there I may delight myself, in the contemplation of thy amiable and glorious majesty, and of thy infinite wisdom, holiness, justice, truth, and mercy.


Discussion for Psalms 27

  • Darlene
    Wait on the Lord and while you are waiting turn that complaint into a praise you need a closer walk with Jesus learn to trust him and not doubt.
  • Aisha kay
    I have been out of job for 4 good year, I pray fervently this morning and remind God about his promised in 1thass 4:11-12. I believe through this psalm he is asking me to be patient and wait for him. here I lord waiting patiently for my breakthroughs Amen.
  • Winnie
    Thank you so very much. This was just on time.
  • Lorraine
    I love this Verse. My husband remind me about patients when I pray for something I pray for the things we need and move out of the holy spirit's way. It will be done in his timely manner. You can not hurry the heavenly father about things. He is a On Time God. It works for me . Praise the lord
  • Marilyn
    I have found myself thinking on this psalm in times when I am tempted to fear or be anxious. Also when I am unsure what to do. I trust and wait for wisdom and light.
  • Brenda
    I am coming up on a year of being out of work. Time has flown by so quickly and yet the Lord is silent as to what I will do, and where I will go. It is a struggle, for I think I should be doing something at this time and all that I have been given is to wait and trust. I never thought it be so hard. Today's verse does speak to me. I must keep focus on the LORD, who else could a go to?

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