Psalm 67:1
New International Version
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--

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A song. A psalm, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude

English Standard Version
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, Selah

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
May God be gracious to us and bless us; may he make his face shine upon us Selah

Contemporary English Version
Our God, be kind and bless us! Be pleased and smile.

Good News Translation
God, be merciful to us and bless us; look on us with kindness,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. May God be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favor Selah

International Standard Version
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude

NET Bible
For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm, a song. May God show us his favor and bless us! May he smile on us! (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A song.] May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Our God will show mercy upon us; he will bless us and shine his face upon us,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; on stringed instruments; a psalm; a song.] May God have pity on us and bless us! May he smile on us. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm, a Song. God be gracious unto us, and bless us; May He cause His face to shine toward us; Selah

New American Standard 1977
God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us— Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God be merciful unto us and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

American King James Version
God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah.

American Standard Version
God be merciful unto us, and bless us, And cause his face to shine upon us; Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David among the Hymns. God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, in, hymns, a psalm of a canticle for David. May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm: a Song.} God be gracious unto us, and bless us, [and] cause his face to shine upon us; Selah,

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm, a Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. Selah.

World English Bible
May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, with stringed instruments. -- A Psalm, a Song. God doth favour us and bless us, Doth cause His face to shine with us. Selah.
Study Bible
May God Cause His Face to Shine Upon Us
1For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, Selah 2that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.…
Cross References
Genesis 43:29
When Joseph looked up and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother's son, he asked, "Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?" Then he declared, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

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 31:16
Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion.

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

Psalm 80:7
Restore us, O God of Hosts, and cause Your face to shine upon us, that we may be saved.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed are those who know the joyful sound, who walk, O LORD, in the light of Your presence.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

Psalm 4:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 6:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 76:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

God

Numbers 6:24-27
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: …

Deuteronomy 21:8
Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

bless us

Psalm 28:9
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

cause

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 31:16
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

Psalm 80:1-3,7,19
To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth…

upon us [heb.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֥ח (lam·naṣ·ṣêḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

With stringed instruments.
בִּנְגִינֹ֗ת (bin·ḡî·nōṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5068: To impel, to volunteer, to present spontaneously

A Psalm.
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

A Song.
שִֽׁיר׃ (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

May God
אֱלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

be gracious to us
יְחָנֵּ֥נוּ (yə·ḥān·nê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

and bless us,
וִֽיבָרְכֵ֑נוּ (wî·ḇā·rə·ḵê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

[and] cause His face
פָּנָ֖יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

to shine upon
יָ֤אֵ֥ר (yā·’êr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 215: To be or become light

us,
אִתָּ֣נוּ (’it·tā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(1) This verse is an adaptation of the priestly benediction (Numbers 6:24-26).

Upon us.--Rather, with, or among us; a variation from the formal benediction.

Verse 1. - God be merciful unto us, and bless us. An echo of the priestly blessing (Numbers 6:24, 25), but not necessarily uttered by a priest. The substitution of Elohim for Jehovah is natural, considering the universalist character of the psalm. And cause his face to shine upon us; literally, with us. "With us" especially, as the people of God; but not "with us" exclusively, as the whole psalm makes manifest. 67:1-7 A prayer for the enlargement of Christ's kingdom. - All our happiness comes from God's mercy; therefore the first thing prayed for is, God be merciful to us, to us sinners, and pardon our sins. Pardon is conveyed by God's blessing, and secured in that. If we, by faith, walk with God, we may hope that his face will shine on us. The psalmist passes on to a prayer for the conversion of the Gentiles, which shows that the Old Testament saints desired that their advantages might also be enjoyed by others. And many Scripture prophecies and promises are wrapped up in prayers: the answer to the prayer of the church is as sure as the performance of God's promises. The joy wished to the nations, is holy joy. Let them be glad that by his providence the Lord will overrule the affairs of kingdoms; that even the kingdoms of this world shall became the kingdom of the Lord, and of his Christ. Then is declared a joyful prospect of all good when God shall do this. The success of the gospel brings outward mercies with it; righteousness exalts a nation. The blessing of the Lord sweetens all our creature-comforts to us, and makes them comforts indeed. All the world shall be brought to worship Him. When the gospel begins to spread, it shall go forward more and more, till it reaches to the ends of the earth. It is good to cast in our lot with those that are the blessed of the Lord. If nothing had been spoken in Scripture respecting the conversion of the heathen, we might think it vain to attempt so hopeless a work. But when we see with what confidence it is declared in the Scriptures, we may engage in missionary labours, assured that God will fulfil his own word. And shall we be backward to make known to the heathen the knowledge with which we are favoured, and the salvation we profess to glory in? They cannot learn unless they are taught. Then let us go forward in the strength of the Lord, and look to him to accompany the word the Holy Ghost; then Satan's kingdom shall be destroyed, and the kingdom of our Redeemer established.
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