Psalm 34:5
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English Standard Version
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.

King James Bible
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

American Standard Version
They looked unto him, and were radiant; And their faces shall never be confounded.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come ye to him and be enlightened: and your faces shall not be confounded.

English Revised Version
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces shall never be confounded.

Webster's Bible Translation
They looked to him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Accordingly, in this closing hexastich, the church acknowledges Him as its help, its shield, and its source of joy. Besides the passage before us, חכּה occurs in only one other instance in the Psalter, viz., Psalm 106:13. This word, which belongs to the group of words signifying hoping and waiting, is perhaps from the root חך (Arab. ḥk', ḥkâ, firmiter constringere sc. nodum), to be firm, compact, like קוּה from קוה, to pull tight or fast, cf. the German harren (to wait) and hart (hard, compact). In Psalm 33:20 we still hear the echo of the primary passage Deuteronomy 33:29 (cf. Deuteronomy 33:26). The emphasis, as in Psalm 115:9-11, rests upon הוּא, into which בּו, in Psalm 33:21, puts this thought, viz., He is the unlimited sphere, the inexhaustible matter, the perennial spring of our joy. The second כּי confirms this subjectively. His holy Name is His church's ground of faith, of love, and of hope; for from thence comes its salvation. It can boldly pray that the mercy of the Lord may be upon it, for it waits upon Him, and man's waiting or hoping and God's giving are reciprocally conditioned. This is the meaning of the כּאשׁר. God is true to His word. The Te Deum laudamus of Ambrose closes in the same way.

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Psalm 123:1,2 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens...

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

and were

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Esther 8:16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

lightened. or, flowed unto him
their
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Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

2 Samuel 19:5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, You have shamed this day the faces of all your servants...

Cross References
Psalm 25:3
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Psalm 36:9
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Isaiah 60:5
Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

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