Psalms 84:10

“For 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For a day in thy courts, is better then a thousand: I had rather be a doore keeper in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of wickednesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand {outside.} I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a day in your house is better than a thousand. It is better to be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to be living in the tents of sin.
- Basic English Bible

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
- Darby Bible

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
- Webster's Bible

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
- World English Bible

For good [is] a day in Thy courts, O Teacher! I have chosen rather to be at the threshold, In the house of my God, Than to dwell in tents of wickedness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(84:11) For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand; I had rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 84:10


84:10 Than dwell - In the greatest glory and plenty.


Discussion for Psalms 84

  • William Ondari
    The book of psalm 84 is quite encouraging to the believers because no success comes without the intervention of God. Our God rewards righteousness and the wicked are subjected to punishment and suffering. May God give us power to live by his word.
  • Helen
    Encouraging words,l am delighted by this love of God,l pray that lord to help me live according to his will so that l get all l need.praise n thanks b to Jehova God.
  • Isadora
    Thank you my LORD for loving us so.. In psalms 84:10 I am delighted and grateful to know how it is so much better to just have 1 day in Gods court, than to live a thousand day's in wrong doing...and to be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord is a honor and a blessing... I'm truly truly grateful for the book of psalm....
  • Dianna
    I am thrilled and happy to learn in this psalm that God would not withhold any good things from me as ─║ong as I continue living righteously in Him
  • Leah Davis
    Psalm 84 :10 inspires me in that it is good to find refuge in God's court as He is a fair Judge who is full of grace. It also inspires me because I lost employment which gv me more money and prestige
  • Priscilla Mwala
    In verse 8 God is telling us to cry out to him. For he will always hear my prayer