New International Version
Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.
King James Bible
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Darby Bible Translation
Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah.
World English Bible
Many say, "Who will show us any good?" Yahweh, let the light of your face shine on us.
Young's Literal Translation
Many are saying, 'Who doth show us good?' Lift on us the light of Thy face, O Jehovah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who will show us any good? - This is not a fair translation. The word any is not in the text, nor any thing equivalent to it; and not a few have quoted it, and preached upon the text, placing the principal emphasis on this illegitimate word.
The place is sufficiently emphatic without this. There are multitudes who say, Who will show us good? Man wants good; he hates evil as evil, because he has pain, suffering, and death through it; and he wishes to find that supreme good which will content his heart, and save him from evil. But men mistake this good. They look for a good that is to gratify their passions; they have no notion of any happiness that does not come to them through the medium of their senses. Therefore they reject spiritual good, and they reject the Supreme God, by whom alone all the powers of the soul of man can be gratified.
Lift thou up the light of thy countenance - This alone, the light of thy countenance - thy peace and approbation, constitute the supreme good. This is what we want, wish, and pray for. The first is the wish of the worldling, the latter the wish of the godly.
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LibraryOut of the Deep of Death.
My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death has fallen upon me.--Ps. iv. 4. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart.--Ps. lxiii. 25. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.--Ps. xxiii. 4. Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.--Ps. cxvi. 8. What will become of us after we die? What will the next world be like? What is heaven like? Shall I be able …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
How we must Stand and Speak, in Everything that we Desire
Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
Fifth Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to the Fruits of Faith.
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."'
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us--
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