Compare Psalm 27:4 in Four Translations

Psalm 27:4 GW

I have asked one thing from the LORD.
This I will seek:
to remain in the LORD’s house all the days of my life
in order to gaze at the LORD’s beauty
and to search for an answer in his temple.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
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.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the LORD’s house
all the days of my life,
To gaze on the LORD’s beauty,
to visit his temple.
New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

I have asked the LORD for one thing;
one thing only do I want:
to live in the LORD’s house all my life,
to marvel there at his goodness,
and to ask for his guidance.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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