Psalm 26:8
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Keil 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.

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Psalm 27:4-6 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...

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God...

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: if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD...

1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of my own proper good, of gold and silver...

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 temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors, both hearing them...

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

John 2:14-17 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting...

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 you shall put the testimony that I shall give you...

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle...

2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 6:2 But I have built an house of habitation for you, and a place for your dwelling for ever.

Cross References
Matthew 23:21
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.

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

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

Psalm 27:4
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.

Psalm 29:9
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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