New American Standard Bible
"Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear.
King James Bible
For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Darby Bible Translation
Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be stedfast and shalt not fear:
World English Bible
Surely then you shall lift up your face without spot; Yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear:
Young's Literal Translation
For then thou liftest up thy face from blemish, And thou hast been firm, and fearest not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot - That is, thy face shall be bright, clear, and cheerful. Thus, we speak of a bright and happy countenance. Zophar undoubtedly designs to show what his appearance would be, contrasted with what it then was. Now his countenance was dejected and sad. It was disfigured by tears, and terror, and long continued anguish. But if he would put away iniquity, and return to God, his face would be cheerful again, and he would be a happy man.
Yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear - The word rendered "steadfast" (מצק mutsaq) is from יצק yâtsaq, to pour, to pour out, and is applied to liquids, or to metals which are fused and poured into a mould, and which then become hard. Hence, it is used in the sense of firm, solid, intrepid. "Gesenius." Schultens supposes that the reference here is to metallic mirrors, made by casting, and then polished, and that the idea is, that his face would shine like such a mirror. But it may be doubted whether this interpretation is not too refined. The other and more common explanation well suits the sense, and should probably be retained.
LibraryGod Incomprehensible and Sovereign.
1 Can creatures to perfection find  Th' eternal uncreated mind? Or can the largest stretch of thought Measure and search his nature out? 2 'Tis high as heaven, 'tis deep as hell, And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high. 3 But man, vain man, would fain be wise, Born like a wild young colt he flies Thro' all the follies of his mind, And swells and snuffs the empty wind. 4 God is a King of power unknown, Firm are the orders of his throne; …
Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Whether Confidence Belongs to Magnanimity?
Divine Impartiality Considered.
Letter ix. Meditation.
"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."
"For then you will delight in the Almighty And lift up your face to God.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
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