Psalm 31:16
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New Living Translation
Let your favor shine on your servant. In your unfailing love, rescue me.

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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Psalm 31:16 Parallel Commentaries
That it is Sweet to Despise the World and to Serve God
Now will I speak again, O my Lord, and hold not my peace; I will say in the ears of my God, my Lord, and my King, who is exalted above all, Oh how plentiful is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee!(1) But what art Thou to those who love Thee? What to those who serve Thee with their whole heart? Truly unspeakable is the sweetness of the contemplation of Thee, which Thou bestowest upon those who love Thee. In this most of all Thou hast showed me the sweetness of Thy charity,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

An Exhortation to Love God
1. An exhortation. Let me earnestly persuade all who bear the name of Christians to become lovers of God. "O love the Lord, all ye his saints" (Psalm xxxi. 23). There are but few that love God: many give Him hypocritical kisses, but few love Him. It is not so easy to love God as most imagine. The affection of love is natural, but the grace is not. Men are by nature haters of God (Rom. i. 30). The wicked would flee from God; they would neither be under His rules, nor within His reach. They fear God,
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Father, I Know that all My Life
"My times are in Thy hand." -- Psalm 31:15 Father, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me, And the changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see; But I ask Thee for a present mind Intent on pleasing Thee. I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, Through constant watching wise, To meet the glad with joyful smiles, And to wipe the weeping eyes; And a heart at leisure from itself, To soothe and sympathize. I would not have the restless will That hurries to and fro, Seeking for some great
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

His Journey to South Russia.
1853. The call which John Yeardley had received to visit the German colonies in South Russia, and which had lain for a long time dormant, now revived. A friend who had watched with regret his unsuccessful attempts on former journeys to enter that jealous country, and who augured from the political changes which had taken place that permission might probably now be obtained, brought the subject again under his notice. The admonition was timely and effectual. After carefully pondering the matter--with,
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Numbers 6:25
May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.

Psalm 4:6
Many people say, "Who will show us better times?" Let your face smile on us, LORD.

Psalm 6:4
Return, O LORD, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 67:1
For the choir director: A song. A psalm, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude

Psalm 80:3
Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.

Psalm 119:135
Look upon me with love; teach me your decrees.

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