Psalm 31:16
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New International Version
Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

King James Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

Darby Bible Translation
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy loving-kindness.

World English Bible
Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause Thy face to shine on Thy servant, Save me in Thy kindness.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant - Only let me know that thou art reconciled to and pleased with me, and then, come what will, all must be well.

Save me for thy mercies' sake - Literally, Save me in thy mercy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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 30:7 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you did hide your face, and I was troubled.

Psalm 67:1 God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah.

Psalm 80:3,7,19 Turn us again, O God, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved...

Numbers 6:25,26 The LORD make his face shine on you, and be gracious to you...

Daniel 9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

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Psalm 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

Psalm 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

Daniel 9:9,18 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him...

Romans 9:15,23 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion...

Ephesians 1:6,7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

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Goodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Lying Vanities'
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.'--JONAH 11. 8. Jonah's refusal to obey the divine command to go to Nineveh and cry against it is best taken, not as prosaic history, but as a poetical representation of Israel's failure to obey the divine call of witnessing for God. In like manner, his being cast into the sea and swallowed by the great fish, is a poetic reproduction, for homiletical purposes, of Israel's sufferings at the hands of the heathen whom it had failed to warn. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
On Psalm xxxi. 22. Of the Triumph of the Christian Faith. The mercy of God is not so "marvellous" when it is shown in humbler cities as when it is shown in "a strong city," [1389] and for this reason "God is to be blessed."
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

My Spirit on Thy Care
[861]Emmaus: [862]St. Michael: Louis Bourgeois, 1551; Arr. William Crotch, 1836 Psalm 31 Henry F. Lyte, 1834 My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Cross References
Numbers 6:25
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

Psalm 4:6
Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.

Psalm 6:4
Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 67:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us--

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Psalm 119:135
Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees.

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