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Psalms 63:2

    Psalms 63:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary, To see thy power and thy glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To see your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the holy place.

    Webster's Revision

    So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary, To see thy power and thy glory.

    World English Bible

    So I have seen you in the sanctuary, watching your power and your glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary, to see thy power and thy glory.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 63:2

    To see thy power and thy glory - in the sanctuary - In his public ordinances God had often showed his power in the judgments he executed, in the terror he impressed, and in awakening the sinful; and his glory in delivering the tempted, succouring the distressed, and diffusing peace and pardon through the hearts of his followers. God shows his power and glory in his ordinances; therefore public worship should never be neglected. We must see God, says the old Psalter, that he may see us. In his temple he dispenses his choicest blessings.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 63:2

    To see thy power and thy glory - The reference here is to what was manifested of the presence and the power of God in the services of public worship; the praises, the prayers, the rejoicings, the evidences of the divine presence.

    So as I have seen thee in the sanctuary - At the tabernacle, amidst the solenm services of divine worship. There seems to be no reason for supposing that he here refers to the mere external pomp and splendor of public worship, but he doubtless includes the power of the divine presence which he had felt in such services on his own soul. As applied now to a place of Christian worship, it may be observed that there are nowhere more striking exhibitions of the Tower of God on earth than those which occur in such a place, especially in a revival of religion. The scene on the day of Pentecost was as striking an exhibition of the power of God as that which goes forth in the fury of the storm, in the raging of the ocean, or in the guidance of the heavenly bodies. Nothing can so well express what occurs in such a scene as the words "power" and "glory;" nothing shows more certainly the power of God than that influence which bows down haughty sinners, and makes them humble; which produces a deep stillness and awe in the assembled multitudes; which extorts the cry, "Men and brethren, what must we do to be saved?" which makes hardened men weep, and men long addicted to habits of sin willing to abandon their iniquities, and turn to God: and nothing shows more clearly the "glory" of God than that power, that grace, that mercy, which thus turns multitudes from the ways of sin and death, and directs their feet into the path of peace and salvation. They who have ever witnessed the power of God in a revival of religion, will ever afterward long to see again "the power and glory" of God, as they "have seen" it "in the sanctuary."

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 63:2

    63:2 To see - To enjoy. Power - The powerful and glorious effects of thy gracious presence.