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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 11,12 really touches me. Jehovah God is a source of protection! He also rewards us for our faith. I love how it says that God will not withhold anything good for those who walk in integrity. Sometimes it is not always easy to serve God. However, I gain much more from obeying God than temporary enjoyment of sin.
  • Bible Reader
    JESUS is our healer,deliverer, strong tower,provider, the only wise God and our king.
  • Bible Reader
    JESUS is our refuge in this present world!
  • Walter bell
    no better place to be in the presence of God almighty
  • Takalani
    This chapter it really inspired me,people we intent to forget that we are visitors here on earth. We always ask for prosperity which is not wrong of course, but we have to prepare for our soul also and cry just to be a door keeper or a cleaner in the court of the Lord.
  • BSP
    The Levite was truly content with what God allowed him to do. He viewed it as a privilege to serve at Jehovah God's house of worship. We should view our privilege the same.