New Living Translation
I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?
King James Bible
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Darby Bible Translation
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living �God: when shall I come and appear before God?
World English Bible
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
Young's Literal Translation
My soul thirsted for God, for the living God, When do I enter and see the face of God?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
42:2 Thirsteth - Not after vain useless idols, but after the only true and living God. Appear - In the place of his special presence and publick worship.
LibraryQuestions which Ought to be Asked
ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
1 to Pray Does not Imply that Without Prayer God Would not Give us Anything...
The Kingdom Divided
The Holy War,
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God--tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
And, "Then, at the place where they were told, 'You are not my people,' there they will be called 'children of the living God.'"
1 Thessalonians 1:9
for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God.
And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.
At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign, the LORD.
Today you will know that the living God is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites ahead of you.
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