Parallel Verses

Amplified

For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds 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 Upon the wicked He will rain quick burning coals or snares; fire, brimstone, and a [dreadful] scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 7 For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.


Cross References

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].

Psalm 45:7

You love righteousness, uprightness, and right standing with God and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.

Psalm 33:5

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.

Job 36:7

He withdraws not His eyes from the righteous (the upright in right standing with God); but He sets them forever with kings upon the throne, and they are exalted.

Psalm 5:12

For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Psalm 7:9

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.

Psalm 7:11

God is a righteous Judge, yes, a God Who is indignant every day.

Psalm 21:6

For You make him to be blessed and a blessing forever; You make him exceedingly glad with the joy of Your presence.

Psalm 33:18

Behold, the Lord's eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness,

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 42:5

Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the king who loves righteousness and equity You establish in uprightness; You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob (Israel).

Psalm 146:8

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those upright in heart and in right standing with Him).

Isaiah 61:8

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them.

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), and His ears are attentive to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil [to oppose them, to frustrate, and defeat them].

1 John 3:2

Beloved, we are [even here and] now God's children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [ as God's children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is.

Revelation 22:4

They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

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