Psalm 90:17
New International Version
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-- yes, establish the work of our hands.

New Living Translation
And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!

English Standard Version
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Berean Study Bible
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands—establish the work of our hands!

New American Standard Bible
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

King James Bible
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Christian Standard Bible
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands--establish the work of our hands!

Contemporary English Version
Our Lord and our God, treat us with kindness and let all go well for us. Please let all go well!

Good News Translation
Lord our God, may your blessings be with us. Give us success in all we do!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands-- establish the work of our hands!

International Standard Version
May your favor be on us, Lord our God; make our endeavors successful; yes, make our endeavors secure!

NET Bible
May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! Make our endeavors successful! Yes, make them successful!

New Heart English Bible
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let the sweetness of Lord Jehovah our God be upon us, because of the works of his hands which he has fashioned for us, and he formed us among the work of his hands!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the kindness of the Lord our God be with us. Make us successful in everything we do. Yes, make us successful in everything we do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And let the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; Establish Thou also upon us the work of our hands; Yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.

New American Standard 1977
And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And do confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and set thou aright the work of our hands upon us; yea, set thou aright the work of our hands.

King James 2000 Bible
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish you the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish it.

American King James Version
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you the work of our hands on us; yes, the work of our hands establish you it.

American Standard Version
And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and do thou direct for us the works of our hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.

Darby Bible Translation
And let the beauty of Jehovah our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us: yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it.

English Revised Version
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yes, the work of our hands establish thou it.

World English Bible
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.

Young's Literal Translation
And let the pleasantness of Jehovah our God be upon us, And the work of our hands establish on us, Yea, the work of our hands establish it!
Study Bible
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
16May Your work be shown to Your servants, and Your splendor to their children. 17May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands— establish the work of our hands!
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked of the LORD, this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

Isaiah 26:12
O LORD, You will establish peace for us, for, indeed, all that we have accomplished, You have done for us.

Zechariah 11:7
So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, especially the afflicted of the flock. Then I took for myself two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.

Treasury of Scripture

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you the work of our hands on us; yes, the work of our hands establish you it.

and let

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 50:2
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

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

establish

Psalm 68:28
Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

Psalm 118:25
Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Job 22:28
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.







Lexicon
May the favor
נֹ֤עַם (nō·‘am)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5278: Agreeableness, delight, suitableness, splendor, grace

of the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

our God
אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

rest
וִיהִ֤י ׀ (wî·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

upon us;
עָ֫לֵ֥ינוּ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

establish
כּוֹנְנָ֥ה (kō·wn·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

for us
עָלֵ֑ינוּ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the work
וּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of our hands—
יָ֭דֵינוּ (yā·ḏê·nū)
Noun - fdc | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

establish
כּוֹנְנֵֽהוּ׃ (kō·wn·nê·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

the work
וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of our hands!
יָ֝דֵ֗ינוּ (yā·ḏê·nū)
Noun - fdc | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(17) Beauty.--Or, pleasantness. The Hebrew word, like the Greek ?????, and our "grace," seems to combine the ideas of "beauty" and "favour."

Verse 17. - And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us (comp. Psalm 45:24, "Thou art fairer than the children of men;" Psalm 27:4, "To behold the beauty of the Lord;" Isaiah 33:17, "Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty"). The "beauty of God" is upon us when we see and realize the loveliness of his character. And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. The repetition adds nothing, except it be emphasis. God is asked, finally, to "establish the work" in which his servants are engaged - to bless it; that is, to advance it and prosper it. The nature of the "work" is not mentioned.



90:12-17 Those who would learn true wisdom, must pray for Divine instruction, must beg to be taught by the Holy Spirit; and for comfort and joy in the returns of God's favour. They pray for the mercy of God, for they pretend not to plead any merit of their own. His favour would be a full fountain of future joys. It would be a sufficient balance to former griefs. Let the grace of God in us produce the light of good works. And let Divine consolations put gladness into our hearts, and a lustre upon our countenances. The work of our hands, establish thou it; and, in order to that, establish us in it. Instead of wasting our precious, fleeting days in pursuing fancies, which leave the possessors for ever poor, let us seek the forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance in heaven. Let us pray that the work of the Holy Spirit may appear in converting our hearts, and that the beauty of holiness may be seen in our conduct.
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