Parallel Verses

Amplified

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

New American Standard Bible

When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."

King James Version

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Holman Bible

In Your behalf my heart says, "Seek My face." Lord, I will seek Your face.

International Standard Version

My mind recalls your word, "Seek my face," so your face, LORD, I will seek.

A Conservative Version

My heart said to thee, I have sought thy face. O LORD, I will seek thy face.

American Standard Version

When thou saidst , Seek ye my face; My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

Bible in Basic English

When you said, Make search for my face, my heart said to you, For your face will I make my search.

Darby Translation

My heart said for thee, Seek ye my face. Thy face, O Jehovah, will I seek.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My heart has spoken unto me from thee, Seek my face. Thy face, O LORD, will I seek.

Julia Smith Translation

My heart said to thee, Seek .ye my face; thy face, O Jehovah, I will seek.

King James 2000

When you said, Seek my face; my heart said unto you, your face, LORD, will I seek.

Lexham Expanded Bible

On your behalf my heart says, "Seek my face." Your face, O Yahweh, I do seek.

Modern King James verseion

My heart says to You, Seek my face; Your face, O Jehovah, I will seek;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My heart hath talked of thee, seek ye my face. Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

NET Bible

My heart tells me to pray to you, and I do pray to you, O Lord.

New Heart English Bible

When you said, "Seek my face," my heart said to you, "I will seek your face, LORD."

The Emphasized Bible

To thee, said my heart - When thou saidst Seek ye my face - Thy face, O Yahweh, will I seek!

Webster

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said to thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

World English Bible

When you said, "Seek my face," my heart said to you, "I will seek your face, Yahweh."

Youngs Literal Translation

To Thee said my heart 'They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.'

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

My Stronghold

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; have mercy and be gracious to me and answer me! 8 You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word]. 9 Hide not Your face from me; turn not Your servant away in anger, You Who have been my help! Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!


Cross References

Psalm 105:4

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.

Psalm 24:6

This is the generation [description] of those who seek Him [who inquire of and for Him and of necessity require Him], who seek Your face, [O God of] Jacob. Selah [pause, and think of that]!

Psalm 63:1-2

O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.

Psalm 119:58

I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward]. I, the Lord, speak righteousness (the truth -- "trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

Hosea 5:15

I will return to My place [on high] until they acknowledge their offense and feel their guilt and seek My face; in their affliction and distress they will seek, inquire for, and require Me earnestly, saying,

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