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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.
New American Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
King James Bible
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.
International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face.
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.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah is righteous and he loves righteousness, and his face has seen integrity.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is righteous. He loves a righteous way of life. Decent people will see his face.
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD is righteous, He loveth righteousness; The upright shall behold His face.
New American Standard 1977
For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteousness;
The upright will behold His face.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
11:1-7 David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger. - Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.
Study BibleIn the Lord I Take Refuge
…6Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup. 7For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day.
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.
For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;
Treasury of Scripture
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.
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