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

  • Norm
    O LORD, our Father, our Saviour: teach us who seek thee in truth, that we may know You will save us from wrath! In CHRIST JESUS is life everlasting. Amen. Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me he shall set me up upon a rock. 28:1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
  • April London
    I love it because it have all you need and want in it to help you in life of whatever you or gone through. This my mind deliver.!!
  • Jackie young
    It is a good book
  • Marcia morris
    I love this bible so much.eazy to read eazy to find chapter.
  • Sherron singleon
    No.matter..what..Christ.Jesus s always. Oir strength...tanks. Father..for.u we cant do t make it without u. Amen. Abba
  • 1 quiet person
    The good Lord God will keep your mind, body, spirit, soul, and emotions from ruins of the enemies and destroyer and will give and show you love, guideance, peace, and prosperity because He cares for you and this is towards me and I go against every liar and deceiver of His words because I am His own and the rest is dung.

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