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Psalms 84:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For better is a day in thy courts, than a thousand, I choose rather to stand at the threshold in the house of my God, Than to dwell in the tents of lawlessness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For better is one day in thy courts above thousands. I have chosen to be an abject in the house of my God, rather than to dwell in the tabernacles of sinners.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For one day in thy courts is better than thousands. I would rather be an abject in the house of God, than dwell in the tents of sinners.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my Elohim, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
a day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
in thy courts 2691
{2691} Prime
חָצֵר
chatser
{khaw-tsare'}
From H2690 in its original sense; a yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls).
[is] better 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
than a thousand. 505
{0505} Prime
אֶלֶף
'eleph
{eh'-lef}
Properly the same as H0504; hence (an ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
I had rather 977
{0977} Prime
בָּחַר
bachar
{baw-khar'}
A primitive root; properly to try, that is, (by implication) select.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
be a doorkeeper 5605
{5605} Prime
סָפַף
caphaph
{saw-faf'}
A primitive root; properly to snatch away, that is, terminate; but used only as denominative from H5592 (in the sense of a vestibule), to wait at the threshold.
z8705
<8705> Grammar
Stem - Hithpoel (See H8823)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 3
in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of my lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
than to dwell 1752
{1752} Prime
דּוּר
duwr
{dure}
A primitive root; properly to gyrate (or move in a circle), that is, to remain.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
in the tents 168
{0168} Prime
אֹהֶל
'ohel
{o'-hel}
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
of wickedness. 7562
{7562} Prime
רֶשַׁע
resha`
{reh'-shah}
From H7561; a wrong (especially moral).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 84:10

_ _ I had ... doorkeeper — literally, “I choose to sit on the threshold,” the meanest place.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 84:8-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 84:10

Than dwell — In the greatest glory and plenty.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 84:10

For (h) 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.

(h) He would rather live one day in God's Church than a thousand in the world.

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Psalms 84:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] How amiable [are] thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! ... My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Psalms 27:4 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 enquire in his temple.
Psalms 43:3-4 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. ... Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Psalms 63:2 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
Romans 8:5-6 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. ... For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

I had:
etc. Heb. I would choose rather to sit at the threshold,
James 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

to dwell:

Psalms 17:14-15 From men [which are] thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, [which have] their portion in [this] life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid [treasure]: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their [substance] to their babes. ... As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Psalms 26:8-10 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. ... In whose hands [is] mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Psalms 141:4-5 Incline not my heart to [any] evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. ... Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
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Ps 17:14; 26:8; 27:4; 43:3; 63:2; 84:1; 141:4. Lk 2:46. Ro 8:5. Php 3:20. Jm 2:3.

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