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Psalms 27:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [When You said], “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said to thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— My heart said for thee, Seek ye my face. Thy face, O Jehovah, will I seek.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To thee, said my heart—[When thou saidst] Seek ye my face—Thy face, O Yahweh, will I seek!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To Thee said my heart 'They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [When thou saidst], Seeke ye my face, my heart said vnto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seeke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— My heart said to thee, I have diligently sought thy face: thy face, O Lord, I will seek.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Yahweh, will I seek.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[When thou saidst], Seek 1245
{1245} Prime
בּקשׁ
baqash
{baw-kash'}
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after.
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
ye my face; 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
my heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
unto thee, x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Thy face, 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
will I seek. 1245
{1245} Prime
בּקשׁ
baqash
{baw-kash'}
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 27:8

_ _ The meaning is clear, though the construction in a literal translation is obscure. The English Version supplies the implied clause. To seek God’s face is to seek His favor (Psalms 105:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 27:7-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 27:8

[When thou saidst], (e) Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

(e) He grounds on God's promise and shows that he is most willing to obey his commandment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
When:
etc. or, My heart said unto thee, Let my face seek thy face, etc

Seek:

Psalms 24:6 This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: ... Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Hosea 5:15 I will go [and] return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Thy:

Psalms 63:1-2 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ... To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Psalms 119:58 I intreated thy favour with [my] whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
*marg.
Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. ... And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
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Ps 24:6; 63:1; 105:4; 119:58. Is 45:19; 55:6. Jr 29:12. Ho 5:15.

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