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

  • 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
  • Priscilla
    I love psalms 84 especially verse 11 it really encourages me alot not matter the situation God will always be my shield as lonng as i dont turn my back on him. For he will never withhold good things from mes
  • Annie
    God thank you for another day. May I find peace and love in you as I gaze at the cross of Christ.