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

  • Crystal Dawkins
    This is my favorite psalms..... I find it so inspiring....
  • Horzlerfrancis
    Heven is real and hell is also real
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS MICAH 7:6 FOR THE SON DISHONORETH THE FATHER THE DAUGHTER RISETH UP AGAINST HER MOTHER THE DAUGHTER IN LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER IN LAW A MANS ENEMIES ARE THE MEN OF HIS OWN HOUSE PHILIPPIANS 3:18 FOR MANY WALK OF WHOM I HAVE TOLD YOU OFTEN AND NOW TELL YOU EVEN WEEPING THAT THEY ARE THE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST--3:19--WHOSE END IS DESTRUCTION WHOSE GOD IS THEIR BELLY AND WHOSE GLORY IS IN THEIR SHAME --- WHO MIND EARTHLY THINGS --- LUKE 6:35 BUT LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND DO GOOD AND LEND --- HOPING FOR NOTHING AGAIN --- AND YOUR REWARD SHALL BE GREAT AND YOU SHALL BE THE CHILDREN OF THE HIGHEST FOR HE IS KIND UNTO THE UNTHANKFUL AND TO THE EVIL PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ISAIAH 8:20 TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM
  • Chermanian
    Psalms 27 is so encouraging for me it helps through tough times and associates
  • Susie Myers
    This is one of my favorite Psalms 😊
  • Rosalyn Rooney
    I love verse 14 so much!!!!

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