Psalm 67:1
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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.

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,

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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

God be merciful unto us, and bless us - There is, perhaps (as Prof. Alexander suggests), an allusion, in the language used here, to the sacerdotal benediction in Numbers 6:24-26 : "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." The prayer is that God would bestow upon his people the blessing implied in the form of benediction which he had directed the ministers of his religion to use. The first cry is, of course, for mercy or favor. The beginning of all blessings to mankind is the favor or mercy of God. There is no higher blessing than his favor; there is none that comes from him which should not be regarded as mercy.

And cause his face to shine upon us - Margin, With us. That is, among us. It is an invocation of his presence and favor. On the phrase "cause his face to shine," see the notes at Psalm 4:6.

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Cross References
Genesis 43:29
As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, he said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" And he said, "May God be gracious to you, my son."

Numbers 6:25
The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;

Psalm 4:6
Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!

Psalm 31:16
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.

Psalm 80:3
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

Psalm 80:7
O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

Psalm 89:15
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.

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