Psalm 17:15
New International Version
As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

New Living Translation
Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.

English Standard Version
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

Berean Study Bible
As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

New American Standard Bible
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.

King James Bible
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Christian Standard Bible
But I will see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence.

Contemporary English Version
I am innocent, LORD, and I will see your face! When I awake, all I want is to see you as you are.

Good News Translation
But I will see you, because I have done no wrong; and when I awake, your presence will fill me with joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will see Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

International Standard Version
But as for me, justified, I will behold your face; when I awake, your presence will satisfy me.

NET Bible
As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face; when I awake you will reveal yourself to me.

New Heart English Bible
As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I shall see your face in righteousness and I shall be satisfied when your faith is awakened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will see your face when I am declared innocent. When I wake up, I will be satisfied [with seeing] you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.

New American Standard 1977
As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.

King James 2000 Bible
As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

American King James Version
As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

American Standard Version
As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I shall appear in righteousness before thy face: I shall be satisfied when thy glory appears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.

Darby Bible Translation
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

English Revised Version
As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Webster's Bible Translation
As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

World English Bible
As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form. For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of Yahweh, who spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said,

Young's Literal Translation
I -- in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, with Thy form!
Study Bible
Hear My Righteous Plea
14from such men, O LORD, by Your hand, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their bellies with Your treasure and satisfy their sons; so they leave their abundance to their children. 15As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.
Cross References
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.

Revelation 22:4
They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.

Numbers 12:8
I speak with him face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you unafraid to speak against My servant Moses?"

Job 19:26
Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.

Psalm 4:6
Many ask, "Who can show us the good?" Shine the light of Your face upon us, O LORD.

Psalm 4:7
You have filled my heart with more joy than when grain and new wine abound.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.

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

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked man is thrown down by his own sin, but the righteous man has a refuge when he dies.

Treasury of Scripture

As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

As

Psalm 5:7
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

I will

Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 119:111
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Job 19:26,27
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: …

I shall

Psalm 16:11
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 36:8,9
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures…

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

I awake

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

Job 14:12
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

with

Genesis 1:26,27
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth…

Philippians 3:21
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

1 John 3:2,3
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is…







Lexicon
As for me,
אֲנִ֗י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

I will behold
אֶחֱזֶ֣ה (’e·ḥĕ·zeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

Your face
פָנֶ֑יךָ (p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

in righteousness;
בְּ֭צֶדֶק (bə·ṣe·ḏeq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

when I awake,
בְ֝הָקִ֗יץ (ḇə·hā·qîṣ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

I will be satisfied
אֶשְׂבְּעָ֥ה (’eś·bə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

with Your presence.
תְּמוּנָתֶֽךָ׃ (tə·mū·nā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8544: Something portioned, out, as a, shape, phantom, embodiment, manifestation
(15) I--emphatic. The satisfaction of worldly men is in their wealth and family honours, that of the poet in the sun of God's presence and the vision of His righteousness. (Comp. Note, Psalm 11:7.)

Instead of "likeness," render image, or appearance. But what does the poet mean by the hope of seeking God when he wakes? Some think of rising to peace after a perplexing trouble; others of health after suffering; others of the sunlight of the Divine grace breaking on the soul. But the literal reference to night in Psalm 17:3 seems to ask for the same reference here. Instead of waking to a worldling's hope of a day of feasting and pleasure, the psalmist wakes to the higher and nobler thought that God--who in sleep (so like death, when nothing is visible), has been, as it were, absent--is now again, when he sees once more (LXX.), found at his right hand (comp. end of Psalms 16), a conscious presence to him, assuring him of justice and protection. But as in Psalms 16, so here, we feel that in spite of his subjection to the common notions about death the psalmist may have felt the stirrings of a better hope. Such "cries from the dark," even if they do not prove the possession of a belief in immortality, show how the human heart was already groping its way, however blindly, towards it.

Verse 15. - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; i.e. "As for me, I do not envy the wicked man's prosperity. I set against it the blessedness of which I am quite sure. I in my righteousness shall behold the face of God, have the light of his countenance shine upon me, and thus be raised to a condition of perfect happiness." Moreover, I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. David had already spoken of death as a "sleep" (Psalm 13:3). Now he speaks of "awaking." What awaking can this be but an awaking from the sleep of death? When he so awakes, he says, he will he "satisfied with God's likeness." The word used is the same as that employed in Numbers 12:8, of the manifestation of the Divine glory to Moses - viz. temunah. David therefore expects to see, on awaking, a similar manifestation, he will have the enjoyment of the "beatific vision," if not in the Christian sense, at any rate in a true and real sense, and one that will wholly "satisfy" him.



17:8-15 Being compassed with enemies, David prays to God to keep him in safety. This prayer is a prediction that Christ would be preserved, through all the hardships and difficulties of his humiliation, to the glories and joys of his exalted state, and is a pattern to Christians to commit the keeping of their souls to God, trusting him to preserve them to his heavenly kingdom. Those are our worst enemies, that are enemies to our souls. They are God's sword, which cannot move without him, and which he will sheathe when he has done his work with it. They are his hand, by which he chastises his people. There is no fleeing from God's hand, but by fleeing to it. It is very comfortable, when we are in fear of the power of man, to see it dependent upon, and in subjection to the power of God. Most men look on the things of this world as the best things; and they look no further, nor show any care to provide for another life. The things of this world are called treasures, they are so accounted; but to the soul, and when compared with eternal blessings, they are trash. The most afflicted Christian need not envy the most prosperous men of the world, who have their portion in this life. Clothed with Christ's righteousness, having through his grace a good heart and a good life, may we by faith behold God's face, and set him always before us. When we awake every morning, may we be satisfied with his likeness set before us in his word, and with his likeness stamped upon us by his renewing grace. Happiness in the other world is prepared only for those that are justified and sanctified: they shall be put in possession of it when the soul awakes, at death, out of its slumber in the body, and when the body awakes, at the resurrection, out of its slumber in the grave. There is no satisfaction for a soul but in God, and in his good will towards us, and his good work in us; yet that satisfaction will not be perfect till we come to heaven.
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