Psalm 65:4
New International Version
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.

New Living Translation
What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What festivities await us inside your holy Temple.

English Standard Version
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.

New American Standard Bible
How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.

King James Bible
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Christian Standard Bible
How happy is the one you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple.

Contemporary English Version
You bless your chosen ones, and you invite them to live near you in your temple. We will enjoy your house, the sacred temple.

Good News Translation
Happy are those whom you choose, whom you bring to live in your sanctuary. We shall be satisfied with the good things of your house, the blessings of your sacred Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How happy is the one You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.

International Standard Version
How blessed is the one you choose, the one you cause to live in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, yes, even with the holiness of your Temple.

NET Bible
How blessed is the one whom you choose, and allow to live in your palace courts. May we be satisfied with the good things of your house--your holy palace.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, that he may dwell in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is he with whom you are pleased, and you bring him near to dwell in your dwelling, and he will be satisfied by the goodness of your house and by the holiness of your temple.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the person you choose and invite to live with you in your courtyards. We will be filled with good food from your house, from your holy temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the man whom Thou choosest, and bringest near, That he may dwell in Thy courts; May we be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, The holy place of Thy temple!

New American Standard 1977
How blessed is the one whom Thou dost choose, and bring near to Thee, To dwell in Thy courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed is the man whom thou dost choose and cause to approach unto thee that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house even of thy holy temple.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach unto you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple.

American King James Version
Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple.

American Standard Version
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee , That he may dwell in thy courts: We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, Thy holy temple.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and adopted; he shall dwell in thy courts; we shall be filled with the good things of thy house; thy temple is holy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is he whom thou hast chosen and taken to thee: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be filled with the good things of thy house; holy is thy temple,

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is he whom thou choosest and causest to approach: he shall dwell in thy courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, of thy holy temple.

English Revised Version
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, the holy place of thy temple.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach to thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

World English Bible
Blessed is one whom you choose, and cause to come near, that he may live in your courts. We will be filled with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of him whom Thou choosest, And drawest near, he inhabiteth Thy courts, We are satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple.
Study Bible
Praise Awaits You, O God, in Zion
3When iniquities prevail against me, You alone atone for our transgressions. 4Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple. 5With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.…
Cross References
Numbers 16:5
Then he said to Korah and all his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will reveal who belongs to Him and who is holy, and He will bring that person near to Himself. The one He chooses He will bring near to Himself.

Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.

Psalm 24:3
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in His holy place?

Psalm 31:19
How great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear You, and bestowed on those who take refuge in You in the sight of the sons of men.

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance!

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from Your river of delights.

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, it is good to draw near to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim all Your works.

Psalm 84:4
How blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You. Selah

Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with Your loving devotion, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Jeremiah 30:21
Their leader will be one of their own, and their ruler will arise from their midst. And I will bring him near, and he will approach Me, for who would dare on his own to approach Me? declares the LORD.

Jonah 2:7
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, even of your holy temple.

Blessed

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Psalm 84:4
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

choosest

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 78:70,71
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: …

Psalm 106:4,5
Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; …

causest

Psalm 15:1
A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

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 24:7
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

we shall be

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalm 36:8
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:







Lexicon
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֤י ׀ (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

is the one You choose
תִּֽבְחַ֣ר (tiḇ·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

and bring near
וּתְקָרֵב֮ (ū·ṯə·qā·rêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

to dwell
יִשְׁכֹּ֪ן (yiš·kōn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in Your courts!
חֲצֵ֫רֶ֥יךָ (ḥă·ṣê·re·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2691: A yard, a hamlet

We are filled
נִ֭שְׂבְּעָה (niś·bə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

with the goodness
בְּט֣וּב (bə·ṭūḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2898: Good, goodness, beauty, gladness, welfare

of Your house,
בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ (bê·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

the holiness
קְ֝דֹ֗שׁ (qə·ḏōš)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

of Your temple.
הֵיכָלֶֽךָ׃ (hê·ḵā·le·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple
(4) Blessed.--The ellipse of the relative is common enough (see Psalm 34:8, &c), but here the antecedent is wanting as well. Perhaps we ought to read, He whom thou choosest and bringest near shall dwell, &c

Courts.--From a root meaning to wall round; especially applied to the open space within the outer fence of the Tabernacle, or to the different courts of the Temple (Exodus 27:9; 1Kings 6:36; 1Kings 7:12).

We shall be satisfied.--Better, Let us be refreshed.

Thy holy temple.--Literally, The holy of thy temple, which might mean "the holiness of thy temple."

Verse 4. - Blessed is the man whom thou choosest. The "choosing" intended is certainly not that of the seed of Aaron (Leviticus 8:1), or of the seed of Levi (Numbers 18:21-23), but that act by which God "chose" Israel out of all the nations of the earth to be "a special people unto himself" (Deuteronomy 7:6), and gave them a distinct position, and peculiar privileges. And causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts. Among the peculiar privileges, one of the greatest was that of approaching God's presence in his holy temple, and entering his "courts" and worshipping there. This all Israelites were not only permitted, but commanded to do, at least three times in the year, while the dwellers in Jerusalem, privileged above the rest, had constant opportunities of attending, and using to the full the means of grace provided for them in the sanctuary. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. In "the goodness of God's house" the psalmist includes, not only the delights there experienced, but also all the blessings which God gives to those who devoutly worship him there - "from the forgiveness of sins to outward, temporal mercies" (Hengstenberg). 65:1-5 All the praise the Lord receives from this earth is from Zion, being the fruit of the Spirit of Christ, and acceptable through him. Praise is silent unto thee, as wanting words to express the great goodness of God. He reveals himself upon a mercy-seat, ready to hear and answer the prayers of all who come unto him by faith in Jesus Christ. Our sins prevail against us; we cannot pretend to balance them with any righteousness of our own: yet, as for our transgressions, of thine own free mercy, and for the sake of a righteousness of thine own providing, we shall not come into condemnation for them. Observe what it is to come into communion with God in order to blessedness. It is to converse with him as one we love and value; it is to apply ourselves closely to religion as to the business of our dwelling-place. Observe how we come into communion with God; only by God's free choice. There is abundance of goodness in God's house, and what is satisfying to the soul; there is enough for all, enough for each: it is always ready; and all without money and without price. By faith and prayer we may keep up communion with God, and bring in comfort from him, wherever we are. But it is only through that blessed One, who approaches the Father as our Advocate and Surety, that sinners may expect or can find this happiness.
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