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Face @ means simply presence, as when it is recorded that Adam and Eve hid themselves from the "face [R.V., 'presence'] of the Lord God" Genesis:3:8; comp. Exodus:33:14-15, where the same Hebrew word is rendered "presence"). The "light of God's countenance" is his favour Psalms:44:3; Daniel:9:17). "Face" signifies also anger, justice, severity Genesis:16:6-8; Exodus:2:15; Psalms:68:1; Revelation:6:16). To "provoke God to his face" Isaiah:65:3) is to sin against him openly. The Jews prayed with their faces toward the temple and Jerusalem (kjvKings:8:38,44, 48; Daniel:6:10). To "see God's face" is to have access to him and to enjoy his favour Psalms:17:15 Psalms:27:8). This is the privilege of holy angels Matthew:18:10; Luke:1:19). The "face of Jesus Christ" ( 2Corinthians:4:6) is the office and person of Christ, the revealer of the glory of God John:1:14 John:1:18).
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