New American Standard Bible
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
King James Bible
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not see me, and live.
World English Bible
He said, "You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live."
Young's Literal Translation
He saith also, 'Thou art unable to see My face, for man doth not see Me, and live;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Such passages as this, being clearly in accordance with what we know of the relation of spiritual existence to the human senses, show how we are to interpret the expressions "face to face" Exodus 33:11; Deuteronomy 34:10, "mouth to mouth" Numbers 12:8, and others of the like kind. See Exodus 24:10; Isaiah 6:1; and compare John 14:9.
LibraryElection no Discouragement to Seeking Souls
However, whether we all of us agree to the doctrine that God is sovereign or not, is a very little matter to him, for he is so. De jure, by right, he should be so; de facto, as matter of fact, he is so. It is a fact, concerning which you have only to open your eyes and see that God acts as a sovereign in the dispensation of his grace. Our Saviour, when he wished to quote instances of this, spake on this wise: many widows there were in Israel in the time of Elias the prophet, but unto none of these …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864
After the Preceding Ways, There Remains an after Way, Preparatory to Divine Union, in which Wisdom and Justice Make the Passive Purification of the Soul, All
Epistle xxviii. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
The Personality of Power.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.
1 Timothy 6:16
who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."
Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"
"Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."
When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."
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