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

  • Cornelius Streeter
    What David was saying, that we are to ask God for a daily work with Him. In so doing He guide us unto all truth and direct our paths.
  • Joyce Holt
    I like 27 psa. It is me, I must wait upon the lord, to strengthen me. I must wait for him to lead me, and guide me, he's my shield and buckler, thou many tried to eat up my flesh, he delivered me, thou I got tired, he strengthened me. I will wait.
  • Valarie Ward
    This is my favorite chapter in psalms. I read this all the time for comfort and strenght.
  • Tonya Jackson
    Well God is letting us know wait on him be a good courage and he will strengthen our hearts.
  • Teresa
    I needed to read this especially regarding the heart. I've been having some heart
    issues so I'm seeking his word for my life. I'm glad we have this tool to use.
    Thank you
  • Rochelle Bailey
    I think it a lesson to learn an I also believe a lot of person can change their ways from this. It only for us not only to read but to acknowledge it

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