Psalm 11:7
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.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

New King James Version
For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.

King James Bible
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds. The upright will see his face.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD always does right and wants justice done. Everyone who does right will see his face.

Good News Translation
The LORD is righteous and loves good deeds; those who do them will live in his presence.

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.

NET Bible
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds the upright.

King James 2000 Bible
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

American King James Version
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth righteousness: The upright shall behold his face.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord is righteous, and loves righteousness; his face beholds uprightness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: his countenance hath beheld righteousness.

Darby Bible Translation
For righteous is Jehovah; he loveth righteousness, his countenance doth behold the upright.

English Revised Version
For the LORD is righteous; he loveth righteousness: the upright shall behold his face.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance beholdeth the upright.

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!'
Study Bible
In the LORD I Take Refuge
6On the wicked He will rain fiery coals and brimstone; a scorching wind will be their portion. 7For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.
Cross References
Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 7:11
God is a righteous judge and a God who feels indignation each day.

Psalm 16:11
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.

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Psalm 33:5
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His loving devotion.

Psalm 37:28
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.

Psalm 45:7
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with the oil of joy.

Psalm 99:4
The mighty King loves justice. You have established equity; You have exercised justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalm 140:13
Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.

Psalm 146:8
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.

For

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:

his

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;







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is righteous;
צַדִּ֣יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

He loves
אָהֵ֑ב (’ā·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

justice.
צְדָק֣וֹת (ṣə·ḏā·qō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

The upright
יָ֝שָׁ֗ר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

will see
יֶחֱז֥וּ (ye·ḥĕ·zū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

His face.
פָנֵֽימוֹ׃ (p̄ā·nê·mōw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(7) 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.



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.
Jump to Previous
Beholdeth Chief Countenance David Deeds Face Justice Loved Loves Musician Psalm Righteous Righteousness Sheminith Upright
Jump to Next
Beholdeth Chief Countenance David Deeds Face Justice Loved Loves Musician Psalm Righteous Righteousness Sheminith Upright
Links
Psalm 11:7 NIV
Psalm 11:7 NLT
Psalm 11:7 ESV
Psalm 11:7 NASB
Psalm 11:7 KJV

Psalm 11:7 Bible Apps
Psalm 11:7 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 11:7 Chinese Bible
Psalm 11:7 French Bible
Psalm 11:7 German Bible

Alphabetical: behold face For he his is justice LORD loves men righteous righteousness see the upright will

OT Poetry: Psalm 11:7 For Yahweh is righteous (Psalm Ps Psa.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Psalm 11:6
Top of Page
Top of Page