New American Standard Bible
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.
King James Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; save me in thy 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant - That is, show me thy favor, or be kind and merciful to me. See the notes at Psalm 4:6.
Save me for thy mercies' sake - On account of thy mercy; or that thy mercy may be manifested. This is always a just ground of appeal to God by a sinner or a sufferer, that God would make our sins and trials an "occasion" for displaying his own character. There are, indeed, other grounds of appeal; but there is no one that is more pure or exalted than this.
Library'Into Thy Hands'
'Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.'--PSALM xxxi. 5. The first part of this verse is consecrated for ever by our Lord's use of it on the Cross. Is it not wonderful that, at that supreme hour, He deigned to take an unknown singer's words as His words? What an honour to that old saint that Jesus Christ, dying, should find nothing that more fully corresponded to His inmost heart at that moment than the utterance of the Psalmist long ago! How His mind must …
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The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!
Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
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.
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.
Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
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