PSALM 67:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.”

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Psalm 67:1 Translation & Meaning

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God אֱלֹהִ֗ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
be merciful יְחָנֵּ֥נוּ Properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e., move to favor by petition) merciful
unto us, and bless וִֽיבָרְכֵ֑נוּ To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) bless
us; cause his face פָּנָ֖יו The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) cause face
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to shine יָ֤אֵ֥ר To be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically) shine
upon אִתָּ֣נוּ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc upon
us; Selah. סֶֽלָה׃ Suspension (of music), i.e., pause Selah

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  • 1  God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

  • 2  That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

  • 3  Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.



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