Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For LORD is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright man shall behold his face.

New American Standard Bible

For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness;
The upright will behold His face.

King James Version

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

Holman 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. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


For the Lord is [absolutely] righteous, He loves righteousness (virtue, morality, justice);
The upright shall see His face.

Bible in Basic English

For the Lord is upright; he is a lover of righteousness: the upright will see his face.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

For Jehovah the just loved justice; his face will behold the upright

King James 2000

For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For Yahweh [is] righteous; he loves righteous deeds. [The] upright shall see his face.

Modern King James verseion

For the righteous Jehovah loves righteousness; His face looks on the upright.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the LORD is righteous, and he loveth righteousness: his countenance will behold the thing that is just.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

For righteous is Yahweh Righteousness, he loveth, the upright, shall behold his face.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

For righteous is Jehovah, Righteousness He hath loved, The upright doth His countenance see!'

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Refuge In The Lord

6 He will rain snares upon sinners. Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. 7 For LORD is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright man shall behold his face.


Cross References

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy form.

Psalm 45:7

Thou have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.

Psalm 33:5

He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of LORD.

Job 36:7

He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but he sets them forever with kings upon the throne, and they are exalted.

Psalm 5:12

For thou will bless the righteous man, O LORD. Thou will encompass him with favor as with a shield. Selah.

Psalm 7:9

O let the wickedness of the wicked man come to an end, but establish thou the righteous man. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.

Psalm 7:11

God is a righteous judge. Yea, a God who has indignation every day.

Psalm 21:6

For thou make him most blessed forever. Thou make him glad with joy in thy presence.

Psalm 33:18

Behold, the eye of LORD is upon those who fear him, upon those who hope in his loving kindness,

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears are [open] to their {prayer (LXX/NT)}.

Psalm 42:5

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength also loves justice. Thou establish equity. Thou execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalm 146:8

LORD opens [the eyes of] the blind. LORD raises up those who are bowed down. LORD loves the righteous.

Isaiah 61:8

For I, LORD, love justice. I hate robbery with iniquity. And I will give them their recompense in truth. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

1 Peter 3:12

Because the eyes of Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears to their supplication, but the face of Lord is against men who do evil things.

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet made known what we will be. But we know that whenever he is made known we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

Revelation 22:4

And they will see his face, and his name is on their foreheads.

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