Proverbs 16:15
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English Standard Version
In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

King James Bible
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

American Standard Version
In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.

English Revised Version
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the light of a king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

9 The heart of man deviseth his way;

   But Jahve directeth his steps.

Similar to this is the German proverb: "Der Mensch denkt, Gott lenkt" [ equals our "man proposes, God disposes"], and the Arabic el-‛abd (העבד equals man) judebbir wallah juḳaddir; Latin, homo proponit, Deus disponit; for, as Hitzig rightly remarks, 9b means, not that God maketh his steps firm (Venet., Luther, Umbreit, Bertheau, Elster), but that He gives direction to him (Jerome, dirigere). Man deliberates here and there (חשּׁב, intens. of חשׁב, to calculate, reflect) how he will begin and carry on this or that; but his short-sightedness leaves much out of view which God sees; his calculation does not comprehend many contingencies which God disposes of and man cannot foresee. The result and issue are thus of God, and the best is, that in all his deliberations one should give himself up without self-confidence and arrogance to the guidance of God, that one should do his duty and leave the rest, with humility and confidence, to God.

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the light

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.

Job 29:23,24 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain...

Psalm 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.

Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance.

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.

his

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Zechariah 10:1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain...

Cross References
Job 29:23
They waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.

Proverbs 16:14
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.

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