Psalm 119:135
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English Standard Version
Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.

King James Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications.

English Revised Version
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy statutes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Phe. The deeper his depression of spirit concerning those who despise the word of God, the more ardently does he yearn after the light and food of that word. The testimonies of God are פּלאות, wonderful and strange (paradoxical) things, exalted above every-day life and the common understanding. In this connection of the thoughts נצרתם is not intended of careful observance, but of attentive contemplation that is prolonged until a clear penetrating understanding of the matter is attained. The opening, disclosure (פּתח, apertio, with Tsere in distinction from פּתח, porta) of God's word giveth light, inasmuch as it makes the simple (פּתיים as in Proverbs 22:3) wise or sagacious; in connection with which it is assumed that it is God Himself who unfolds the mysteries of His word to those who are anxious to learn. Such an one, anxious to learn, is the poet: he pants with open mouth, viz., for the heavenly fare of such disclosures (פּער like פּער פּה in Job 29:23, cf. Psalm 81:11). יאב is a hapaxlegomenon, just as תּאב is also exclusively peculiar to the Psalm before us; both are secondary forms of אבה. Love to God cannot indeed remain unresponded to. The experience of helping grace is a right belonging to those who love the God of revelation; love in return for love, salvation in return for the longing for salvation, is their prerogative. On the ground of this reciprocal relation the petitions in Psalm 119:133-135 are then put up, coming back at last to the one chief prayer "teach me." אמרה, Psalm 119:133, is not merely a "promise" in this instance, but the declared will of God in general. כּל־און refers pre-eminently to all sin of disavowal (denying God), into which he might fall under outward and inward pressure (עשׁק). For he has round about him those who do not keep God's law. On account of these apostates (על לא as in Isaiah 53:9, equivalent to על־אשׁר לא) his eyes run down rivers of water (ירד as in Lamentations 3:48, with an accusative of the object). His mood is not that of unfeeling self-glorying, but of sorrow like that of Jeremiah, because of the contempt of Jahve, and the self-destruction of those who contemn Him.

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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 80:1,3,7,19 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth...

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

Job 33:26 He shall pray to God, and he will be favorable to him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness.

Revelation 22:4,5 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads...

and teach

Psalm 119:12,26 Blessed are you, O LORD: teach me your statutes...

Job 34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Job 35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Job 36:22 Behold, God exalts by his power: who teaches like him?

Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

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

Psalm 4:6
There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!"

Psalm 31:16
Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!

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

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 80:7
Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 119:12
Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!

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