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New International Version
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
New Living Translation
For the righteous LORD loves justice. The virtuous will see his face.
English Standard Version
For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
Berean Study Bible
For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.
King James Bible
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
New King James Version
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
New American Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will see His face.
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
For the LORD is [absolutely] righteous, He loves righteousness (virtue, morality, justice); The upright shall see His face.
Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds. The upright will see his face.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.
American Standard Version
For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth righteousness: The upright shall behold his face.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH is righteous and he loves righteousness, and his face has seen integrity.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord is righteous, and loves righteousness; his face beholds uprightness.
Contemporary English Version
The LORD always does right and wants justice done. Everyone who does right will see his face.
For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: his countenance hath beheld righteousness.
English Revised Version
For the LORD is righteous; he loveth righteousness: the upright shall behold his face.
Good News Translation
The LORD is righteous and loves good deeds; those who do them will live in his presence.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is righteous. He loves a righteous way of life. Decent people will see his face.
International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face.
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD is righteous, He loveth righteousness; The upright shall behold His face.
Literal Standard Version
For YHWH [is] righteous, "" He has loved righteousness, "" His countenance sees the upright!
Certainly the LORD is just; he rewards godly deeds; the upright will experience his favor.
New Heart English Bible
For the LORD is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face.
World English Bible
For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face. For the Chief Musician; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.
Young's Literal Translation
For righteous is Jehovah, Righteousness He hath loved, The upright doth His countenance see!'
Additional Translations ...
ContextIn the LORD I Take Refuge
…6On the wicked He will rain down fiery coals and sulfur; a scorching wind will be their portion. 7For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.
God is a righteous judge and a God who feels indignation each day.
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied in Your presence.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His loving devotion.
For the LORD loves justice and will not forsake His saints. They are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with the oil of joy.
The mighty King loves justice. You have established equity; You have exercised justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind, the LORD lifts those who are weighed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
Treasury of Scripture
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.
Psalm 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
Psalm 146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Psalm 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Psalm 21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
His countenance.--Better, the upright shall behold His countenance. This beautiful religious hope finds its highest expression in the beatitude on the pure in heart. The beatific vision in Dante is its most glorious poetical development. By the vision of God the Hebrew poet means triumph of right and the acknowledgment of his innocence--light and peace after darkness and trouble, as in Job 33:26. (Comp. Psalm 17:15; Psalm 41:12.)Verse 7. - For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; rather, for the Lord is righteous; he loveth righteousness (see the Revised Version); literally, righteousnesses; i.e. good and righteous deeds. His countenance doth behold the upright. So the LXX., the Vulgate, Hengstenberg, Bishop Horsley, and ethers; but the bulk of modern commentators prefer to render, "The upright will behold his countenance." Either translation yields a good sense.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face
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