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Exodus 10:5 (b) The surface covering of the hills, valleys, and plains, etc., is described in the Scripture as the "face of the earth." This expression occurs in many places.

Numbers 6:25 (a) Lest we should be so occupied with our blessings that we forget the Blesser, our attention is called in this prayer to the fact that after we are made rich by the blessing of GOD, then we are to gaze upon His lovely face, and thus be occupied with Him. (See also Psalm 31:16; Psalm 67:1; Psalm 69:17; Psalm 80:3; Psalm 143:7).

Psalm 27:8 (b) To seek the face of the Lord means to come into His presence in confession and contrition, to believe His word and to seek His fellowship until there is a consciousness in the heart that there is nothing between the soul and the Saviour. Then one may commune with Him freely.

Isaiah 3:15 (b) The expression here refers to the suppressing of the poor until their faces show the anxiety and the distress that they are suffering from such oppression.

Isaiah 25:7 (a) This may refer to the shadow of death which hangs over all people. Or it may refer to the unbelief that shrouds people's hearts in darkness.

Ezekiel 1:6 (b) These four faces represent four aspects of the Lord JESUS CHRIST. These four figures were embroidered on the four banners which were displayed in the four camps of Israel as they encamped around the tabernacle, three on each of the four sides.

These four aspects of CHRIST characterize the four Gospels.

Matthew explains the lion characteristics of CHRIST;

Mark describes the ox character;

Luke presents the human character;

and John represents the Deity of our Lord. (See also Ezekiel 10:14; Revelation 4:7).

Ezekiel 38:18 (a) This is the picture of a man whose anger is seen in his countenance as the face reddens and the mouth tightens. GOD uses this picture to describe His feelings.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Face'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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