New American Standard Bible
This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face-- even Jacob. Selah.
King James Bible
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
This is the generation of them that seek unto him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
World English Bible
This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek your face--even Jacob. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
This is a generation of those seeking Him. Seeking Thy face, O Jacob! Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This is the generation of them that seek him - This describes the race of those who seek Him; or, this is their character. The word "generation" here is used evidently in the sense of "race, people, or persons." This is the character or description of the "persons" who seek His favor; or, this is the character of His true friends. The phrase "to seek God" is often used as descriptive of true piety: Psalm 9:10; Psalm 14:2; Psalm 63:1; Proverbs 8:17; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:7. It indicates an earnest desire to know Him and to obtain His favor. It denotes also humility of mind, and a sense of dependence on God.
That seek thy face, O Jacob - Margin, O "God of" Jacob. DeWette understands this as meaning that they would seek the face of God among His people; or that they who belonged to the race of Jacob, and who were sincere, thus sought the face of God. There is supposed to be, according to this interpretation, a distinction between the true and the false Israel; between those who professed to be the people of God and those who really were His people (compare Romans 9:6-8). It seems to me that the word is not used here as it is in the margin to denote the "God of Jacob," which would be a harsh and an unusual construction, but that it is in apposition with the preceding words, as denoting what constituted the true Jacob, or the true people of God. "This is the generation of them that seek him; this is the true Jacob, that seek thy face, O Lord." That is, this is the characteristic of all who properly belong to the race of Jacob, or who properly belong to God as his true people. The sense, however, is not materially affected if we adopt the reading in the margin.
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Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. T he institutions of the Levitical law were a "shadow" or "sketch" of good things to come. They exhibited a faint and general outline …
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For Ascension Day. --Ps. xxiv.
Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
Notes on the Third Century
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."
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