One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require:
I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence]
all the days of my life,
behold and gaze upon the beauty
[the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness]
of the Lord
in His temple.
You (God) have said,
Seek My face
[inquire for and require My presence as your vital need].
My heart says to You,
Your face (Your presence), Lord,
will I seek, inquire for, and require
[of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].
[What, what would have become of me]
had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living!
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord;
and of good courage
and let your heart be stout and enduring.
Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.