English Standard Version
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.
American Standard Version
Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house, And the place where thy glory dwelleth.
I have loved, O Lord, the beauty 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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The poet, as one who is persecuted, prays for the vindication of his rights and for rescue; and bases this petition upon the relation in which he stands to God. שׁפטני, as in Psalm 7:9; Psalm 35:24, cf. Psalm 43:1. תּם (synon. תמים, which, however, does not take any suffix) is, according to Genesis 20:5., 1 Kings 22:34, perfect freedom from all sinful intent, purity of character, pureness, guilelessness (ἀκακία, ἀπλότης). Upon the fact, that he has walked in a harmless mind, without cherishing or provoking enmity, and trusted unwaveringly (לא אמעד, an adverbial circumstantial clause, cf. Psalm 21:8) in Jahve, he bases the petition for the proving of his injured right. He does not self-righteously hold himself to be morally perfect, he appeals only to the fundamental tendency of his inmost nature, which is turned towards God and to Him only. Psalm 26:2 also is not so much a challenge for God to satisfy Himself of his innocence, as rather a request to prove the state of his mind, and, if it be not as it appears to his consciousness, to make this clear to him (Psalm 139:23.). בּחן is not used in this passage of proving by trouble, but by a penetrating glance into the inmost nature (Psalm 11:5; Psalm 17:3). נסּה, not in the sense of πειράζειν, but of δοκομάζειν. צרף, to melt down, i.e., by the agency of fire, the precious metal, and separate the dross (Psalm 12:7; Psalm 66:10). The Chethמb is not to be read צרוּפה (which would be in contradiction to the request), but צרופה, as it is out of pause also in Isaiah 32:11, cf. Judges 9:8, Judges 9:12; 1 Samuel 28:8. The reins are the seat of the emotions, the heart is the very centre of the life of the mind and soul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
where [heb.] of the tabernacle of thin honour
And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it.
1 Samuel 2:29
Why then do you scorn my sacrifices and my offerings that I commanded for my dwelling, and honor your sons above me by fattening yourselves on the choicest parts of every offering of my people Israel?'
1 Samuel 4:21
And she named the child Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel!" because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
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.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
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