Psalms 11:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the righteous Lord loueth righteousnesse: his countenance doeth behold the vpright.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth righteousness: The upright shall behold his face. Psalm 12 For the Chief Musician; set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance beholdeth the upright.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

For righteous [is] Jehovah, Righteousness He hath loved, The upright doth His countenance see!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD is righteous, He loveth righteousness; the upright shall behold His face.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 11

  • Mild Bill
    Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? Rom2:4
  • Irene123
    To Sue M. - Jn. 3:16; "....... that whosoever BELIEVETH in Him ....... "; Jn. 14:15; If we believe in Him (to 'know' there is a God is not the same as believing in Him); to believe in Him is to obey His commandments; if we obey - then we love Him. Along with Hector D. I hope this helps you.
  • Irene123
    To Hector D. - The Lord bless you for that clear, concise explanation. I've known this for some time, but it is so refreshing to read something one can understand.
  • Hector D
    God does not hate like man hates. God's hatred is toward sin, He will separate the sinner from Himself. This is not contradictory to God's love, for in his love for sinners God has made it possible for sin to be forgiven so that all can be reconciled to God. John 3:1-21, God talks about the New Birth! God is not willing that any should parish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
  • Danielle
    Even though God loves us, he can still put us to tests. Read the book of Job.
  • LaVonne
    Sue M. John 3:16 "Whosoever believeth in him" Do the wicked