Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

God be merciful unto 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 Version

{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.

Holman 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 favorSelah

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

God be merciful to us, and bless us, [and] cause his face to shine upon us (Selah),

Amplified

God be gracious and kind-hearted to us and bless us,
And make His face shine [with favor] on us— Selah.

Bible in Basic English

May God give us mercy and blessing, and let the light of his face be shining on us; (Selah.)

Darby 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,

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer upon the stringed instrument: chanting of the song. God will compassionate us and bless us; his face will enlighten us. Silence.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician on neginoth. A Song or Psalm.] God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

May God be gracious to us and bless us. May he cause his face to shine toward us, Selah

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be merciful to us, and bless us, and cause His face to shine on us. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, in Neginoth, a Psalm and song} God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance. Selah.

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

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

The Emphasized Bible

God, be favorable to us and bless us, Cause his face to shine upon us. Selah.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Context Readings

All Will Praise God

1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us, And cause his face to shine upon us; Selah 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations.



Cross References

Psalm 4:6

Many there are that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Numbers 6:24-27

Jehovah bless thee, and keep thee:

Psalm 4:1

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress: Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 31:16

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

Psalm 80:7

Turn us again, O God of hosts; And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

Psalm 80:19

Turn us again, O Jehovah God of hosts; Cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

Psalm 119:135

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; And teach me thy statutes.

2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Deuteronomy 21:8

Forgive, O Jehovah, thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and suffer not innocent blood to remain in the midst of thy people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

Psalm 6:1

O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thine anger, Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 28:9

Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: Be their shepherd also, and bear them up for ever.

Psalm 76:1

In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel.

Psalm 80:1-3

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that sittest above the cherubim, shine forth.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:

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