Psalm 26:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 26:8, NIV: LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 26:8, ESV: O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 26:8, KJV: LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Psalm 26:8, NASB: LORD, I love the dwelling of Your house, And the place where Your glory remains.

Psalm 26:8, NLT: I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.

Psalm 26:8, CSB: Lord, I love the house where you dwell, the place where your glory resides.

What does Psalm 26:8 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David recognizes that the tabernacle is the place where God reveals His glory. His loving pursuit of holiness (Psalm 26:1–7) includes a joy at being in God's house. After Moses finished the work of building the tabernacle, according to Exodus 40:34, "Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle." The glory of the Lord was so brilliant that "Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle" (Exodus 40:35).

In John 1:14 we learn that Jesus dwelt among human beings, and John testifies, "We have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." When Christians gather to worship the Lord, they are in the presence of Jesus, who possesses the glory of God. Being in His presence at church is a prime reason to attend regularly. Hebrews 10:25 exhorts believers not to neglect to meet, "as is the habit of some."