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 84:10

  • Charles for verse 10
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord, in the presents thereof , than to dwell in the intense of the wickedness, in the presents of the devil . Our jobs are neither large or small, important or non important, layman than boastful, than to dwell one day in the presents of the devil and his angles.
  • There is no where better to be than in the presence of the Lord, where there is joy, peace and righteousness. The people of God are well aware that fellowshipping with the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Ghost, is better than dwelling anywhere in the world. Those who love righteousness would rather be in the presence of the Lord and around godly people, than around the wicked, who vex their souls.
  • OBAKENG KGAME for verse 10
    A single day in the presence of the Lord is better than a thousand anywhere else....why because in the presence of the Lord there is joy,peace,delivarence...
  • Mwenda Hamanyati for verse 10
    Highly uplifting! I love the concept of preferring to be a door keeper in the Lord's courts rather than dwelling in the tents of wickedness.