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

New Living Translation
Let your favor shine on your servant. In your unfailing love, rescue me.

English Standard Version
Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

Berean Study Bible
Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion.

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

New King James Version
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies’ sake.

New American Standard Bible
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your faithfulness.

NASB 1995
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.

NASB 1977
Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; Save me in Thy lovingkindness.

Amplified Bible
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.

Christian Standard Bible
Make your face shine on your servant; save me by your faithful love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Show Your favor to Your servant; save me by Your faithful love.

American Standard Version
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: Save me in thy lovingkindness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shine your face upon your Servant and save me in your kindness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me in thy mercy.

Contemporary English Version
Smile on me, your servant. Have pity and rescue me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy mercy.

English Revised Version
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me in thy lovingkindness.

Good News Translation
Look on your servant with kindness; save me in your constant love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Smile on me. Save me with your mercy.

International Standard Version
May your face shine on your servant; in your gracious love, deliver me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; Save me in Thy lovingkindness.

Literal Standard Version
Cause Your face to shine on Your servant, Save me in Your kindness.

NET Bible
Smile on your servant! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!

New Heart English Bible
Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
15My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. 16Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion. 17O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called on You. Let the wicked be put to shame; let them lie silent in Sheol.…

Cross References
Numbers 6:25
may the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

Psalm 4:6
Many ask, "Who can show us the good?" Shine the light of Your face upon us, O LORD.

Psalm 6:4
Turn, O LORD, and deliver my soul; save me because of Your loving devotion.

Psalm 67:1
May God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, Selah

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God, and cause Your face to shine upon us, that we may be saved.

Psalm 119:135
Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.


Treasury of Scripture

Make your face to shine on your servant: save me for your mercies' sake.

Make

Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 30:7
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

Psalm 67:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

save

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

Psalm 51:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

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









(16) Make thy face to shine.--As in Psalm 4:6, an echo of the priestly blessing. (Numbers 6:24-26.)

Verse 16. - Make thy face to shine upon thy servant. This expression is first used in the blessing of Moses (Numbers 6:25). Its intrinsic beauty and poetry recommended it to the psalmists, with whom it recurs frequently (camp. Psalm 4:6; Psalm 67:1; Psalm 80:5, 7, 19; Psalm 119:135). It may be regarded as equivalent to "Be thou favourable and gracious unto thy servant." Save me for thy mercies' sake; literally, save me in thy mercy.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Make Your face
פָ֭נֶיךָ (p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

shine
הָאִ֣ירָה (hā·’î·rāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 215: To be or become light

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Your servant;
עַבְדֶּ֑ךָ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

save me
ה֖וֹשִׁיעֵ֣נִי (hō·wō·šî·‘ê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

by Your loving devotion.
בְחַסְדֶּֽךָ׃ (ḇə·ḥas·de·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty


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