Psalm 63:2
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English Standard Version
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

King James Bible
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

American Standard Version
So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary, To see thy power and thy glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In a desert land, and where there is no way, and no water: so in the sanctuary have I come before thee, to see thy power and thy glory.

English Revised Version
So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary, to see thy power and thy glory.

Webster's Bible Translation
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Psalm 63:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The beginning of the second group goes back and seizes upon the beginning of the first. אך is affirmative both in Psalm 62:6 and in Psalm 62:7. The poet again takes up the emotional affirmations of Psalm 62:2, Psalm 62:3, and, firm and defiant in faith, opposes them to his masked enemies. Here what he says to his soul is very similar to what he said of his soul in Psalm 62:2, inasmuch as he makes his own soul objective and exalts himself above her; and it is just in this that the secret of personality consists. He here admonishes her to that silence which in Psalm 62:2 he has already acknowledged as her own; because all spiritual existence as being living remains itself unchanged only by means of a perpetual "becoming" (mittelst steten Werdens), of continuous, self-conscious renovation. The "hope" in Psalm 62:6 is intended to be understood according to that which forms its substance, which here is nothing more nor less than salvation, Psalm 62:2. That for which he who resigns himself to God hopes, comes from God; it cannot therfore fail him, for God the Almighty One and plenteous in mercy is surety for it. David renounces all help in himself, all personal avenging of his own honour - his salvation and his honour are על־אלהים (vid., on Psalm 7:11). The rock of his strength, i.e., his strong defence, his refuge, is בּאלהים; it is where Elohim is, Elohim is it in person (בּ as in Isaiah 26:4). By עם, Psalm 62:9, the king addresses those who have reamined faithful to him, whose feeble faith he has had to chide and sustain in other instances also in the Psalms belonging to this period. The address does not suit the whole people, who had become for the most part drawn into the apostasy. Moreover it would then have been עמּי (my people). עם frequently signifies the people belonging to the retinue of a prince (Judges 3:18), or in the service of any person of rank (1 Kings 19:21), or belonging to any union of society whatever (2 Kings 4:42.). David thus names those who cleave to him; and the fact that he cannot say "my people" just shows that the people as a body had become alienated from him. But those who have remained to him of the people are not therefore to despair; but they are to pour out before God, who will know how to protect both them and their king, whatever may lie heavily upon their heart.

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Psalm 27:4 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 78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

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

Psalm 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power;

Exodus 33:18,19 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory...

1 Samuel 4:21,22 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken...

1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

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Psalm 68:24 They have seen your goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

Psalm 73:17,18 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end...

Psalm 77:13,14 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God...

Psalm 84:2-11 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God...

Psalm 96:6 Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

Isaiah 60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary...

Cross References
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 68:24
Your procession is seen, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary--

Psalm 77:13
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?

Psalm 78:61
and delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe.

Psalm 105:4
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!

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