Psalm 27:4
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English Standard Version
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 gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.

King James 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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple.

English Revised Version
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 beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Psalm 27:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

It is now, for the first time, that the petition compressed into the one word שׁפטני (Psalm 26:1) is divided out. He prays (as in Psalm 28:3), that God may not connect him in one common lot with those whose fellowship of sentiment and conduct he has always shunned. אנשׁי דּמים, as in Psalm 5:7, cf. ἄνθρωποι αἱμάτων, Sir. 31:25. Elsewhere זמּה signifies purpose, and more particularly in a bad sense; but in this passage it means infamy, and not unnatural unchastity, to which בּידיהם is inappropriate, but scum of whatever is vicious in general: they are full of cunning and roguery, and their right hand, which ought to uphold the right - David has the lords of his people in his eye - is filled (מלאה, not מלאה) with accursed (Deuteronomy 27:25) bribery to the condemnation of the innocent. He, on the contrary, now, as he always has done, walks in his uprightness, so that now he can with all the more joyful conscience intreat God to interpose judicially in his behalf.

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Psalm 26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...

seek

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek.

Jeremiah 29:13 And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Luke 11:9,10 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is...

dwell

Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass your altar, O LORD:

Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts...

Psalm 84:4,10 Blessed are they that dwell in your house: they will be still praising you. Selah...

1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me...

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple...

1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.

behold

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

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

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you the work of our hands on us; yes...

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

beauty. or, delight

Psalm 63:2-5 To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary...

enquire

1 Samuel 22:10 And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue...

2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

1 Chronicles 10:13,14 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not...

Cross References
Luke 10:42
but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 24:6
Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Psalm 26:8
O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 61:4
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Psalm 63:2
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

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