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 27:4

  • Doris lewis for verse 4
    I draw nigh to the Bible in general that I may habe a closed walk with God palm 27 assure me that God will protect me from pretty much everything all I have to do is trust him and he'll direct my path.
  • Janet Darkwa for verse 4
    There's nothing sweet and better than dwelling in the House of God. . I will and always dwell in the house of God. I am very grateful to my maker
  • David showed us a good example by wanting to be in the house of the Lord am just blessed because after reading this verse I have been asking myself "Have I ever asked God that I want to dwell in his house for the rest of my life? " the was no. So I am blessed with David 's words that no matter what it 's better to be found in the house of the Lord in doing so we will be able to do exactly as him, thinking and everything. Amen
  • We are to desire the Lord above all else, to be in communion with Him, seek His council, His grace and mercy. Without Him we can do nothing.
  • Kgomotso for verse 4
    Being in de house of the Lord signifies completeness,
  • At this point David bogged down by situation, didn 't seem sure as to whether he could go on with God 's business. Thank God for his prayer, he would have fainted vs 13 14.

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