Psalm 26:8
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New International Version
LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

New Living Translation
I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.

English Standard Version
O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

New American Standard Bible
O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.

King James Bible
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.

International Standard Version
LORD, I love the dwelling place that is your house, the place where your glory resides.

NET Bible
O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, I have loved the service of your house and the dwelling place of your glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

Jubilee Bible 2000
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house and the place of the tabernacle of thy glory.

King James 2000 Bible
LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

American King James Version
LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

American Standard Version
Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house, And the place where thy glory dwelleth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place where thy glory dwelleth.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwelleth.

English Revised Version
LORD, I love the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwelleth.

Webster's Bible Translation
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy honor dwelleth.

World English Bible
Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place of the tabernacle of Thine honour.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:9 David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity. - David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house; i.e. "the home that thy house affords me." It has been my delight to remain there, to pass long hours there, as it were to dwell there (comp. Psalm 23:6; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 63:2). And the place where thine honour dwelleth; literally, the place of the tabernacling of thy glory - the place where thy glory - the Shechinah - is enshrined and abides.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house,.... Meaning the tabernacle, for as yet the temple was not built; which was an habitation for the saints, where they chose to dwell, and reckoned it their happiness, and was the habitation of the Lord himself: the sanctuary was built for that purpose; and between the cherubim, over the mercy seat, he took up his residence; hence it follows,

and the place where thine honour dwelleth: or "glory" (a): when the tabernacle was set up, the glory of the Lord filled it, as it did the temple, when it was dedicated, Exodus 40:35. The psalmist expresses his love to this place, in opposition to the, congregation of evildoers, which he hated, Psalm 26:5; and to remove a calumny from him, that being among the Philistines, and at a distance from the house of God, his affections were alienated from it; whereas it was his greatest concern that he was debarred the privileges of it; see Psalm 42:1; besides, he had showed his great regard to it by his constant attendance before his exile, as he did after it, Psalm 42:3; and it was out of pure love to the worship of God, and with real pleasure and delight, that he did attend; and not through custom, and in mere form, Psalm 122:1. The Lord's house is loved by his people, because of his word and ordinances, which are ministered there, and because of his presence in it: or else what was typified by the tabernacle in here designed; either the tabernacle of Christ's human nature, called the true tabernacle, Hebrews 8:2; in which the fulness of the Godhead dwells; which the Son of God, the brightness of his Father's glory, inhabits; and in the redemption and salvation wrought out in it the glory of all the divine attributes is displayed; and Christ incarnate is the mercy seat from which God communes with his people, and is their way of access unto him, and whereby they have fellowship with him; and who is loved by the saints sincerely, above all creatures and things, and in the most ardent and affectionate manner: or heaven itself, of which the tabernacle was a figure, Hebrews 9:24; which is the habitation of the holiness and glory of God, and in which are many mansions or dwelling places for his people; and is the continuing city they seek, the heavenly and better country they are desirous of, and where their hearts and affections are; because there their God, their Saviour, and their treasure be; which sense seems to be confirmed by what follows.

(a) "gloria tua", Musculus, Piscator; "tabernaculum gloriae tuae", Junius & Tremellius, Cocceius, Gejerus; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. the habitation of thy house—where Thy house rests, as the tabernacle was not yet permanently fixed.

honour dwelleth—conveys an allusion to the Holy of Holies.

Psalm 26:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Vindicate Me, O Lord
7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders. 8O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells. 9Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,…
Cross References
Matthew 23:21
And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.

1 Samuel 2:29
Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?'

1 Samuel 4:21
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The Glory has departed from Israel"--because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.

Psalm 24:7
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Psalm 24:9
Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 29:9
The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"

Psalm 132:5
till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Isaiah 66:10
"Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her.
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LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

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Psalm 27:4-6 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that …

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had …

Psalm 84:1,2,10 How amiable are your tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!…

Psalm 122:1-4,9 I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD…

2 Samuel 15:25 And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: …

1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, …

Isaiah 38:20,22 The LORD was ready to save me…

Luke 2:46,49 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the …

Luke 19:45-47 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold …

John 2:14-17 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, …

where [heb.] of the tabernacle of thin honour

Psalm 63:2,3 To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary…

Exodus 25:21,22 And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark …

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory …

2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the …

2 Chronicles 6:2 But I have built an house of habitation for you, and a place for …

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