Psalm 24:6
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English Standard Version
Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

King James Bible
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

American Standard Version
This is the generation of them that seek after him, That seek thy face, even Jacob. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.

English Revised Version
This is the generation of them that seek after him, that seek thy face, O God of Jacob. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Foes are now pursuing him, but prosperity and favour alone shall pursue him, and therefore drive his present pursuers out of the field. אך, originally affirmative, here restrictive, belongs only to the subject-notion in its signification nil nisi (Psalm 39:6, Psalm 39:12; Psalm 139:11). The expression is remarkable and without example elsewhere: as good spirits Jahve sends forth טּוב and חסד to overtake David's enemies, and to protect him against them to their shame, and that all his life long (accusative of continuance). We have now no need, in connection with our reference of the Psalm to the persecution under Absolom, either to persuade ourselves that ושׁבתּי is equivalent to ושׁבתּי Psalm 27:4, or that it is equivalent to וישׁבתּי. The infinitive is logically inadmissible here, and unheard of with the vowel ā instead of i, which would here (cf. on the other hand קחתּי) be confusing and arbitrary. Nor can it be shown from Jeremiah 42:10 to be probable that it is contracted from וישׁבתי, since in that passage שׁוב signifies redeundo equals rursus. The lxx, certainly, renders it by καθίσαντες, as in 1 Samuel 12:2 by καὶ καθήσομαι; but (since so much uncertainty attaches to these translators and their text) we cannot draw a safe inference as to the existing usage of the language, which would, in connection with such a contraction, go out of the province of one verb into that of another, which is not the case with תּתּה equals נתתּה in 2 Samuel 22:41. On the contrary we have before us in the present passage a constructio praegnans: "and I shall return (perf. consec.) in the house of Jahve," i.e., again, having returned, dwell in the house of Jahve. In itself ושׁבתּי ב might also even mean et revertam ad (cf. Psalm 7:17; Hosea 12:7), like עלה ב, Psalm 24:3, adscendere ad (in). But the additional assertion of continuance, לארך ימים (as in Psalm 93:5; Lamentations 5:20, ארך, root רך, extension, lengthening equals length) favours the explanation, that בּ is to be connected with the idea of וישׁבתי, which is involved in ושׁבתי as a natural consequence.

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This is

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

that seek

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek.

Psalm 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face ever more.

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

O Jacob. or, O God of Jacob

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 19:11
Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

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 27:8
You have said, "Seek my face." My heart says to you, "Your face, LORD, do I seek."

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