Numbers 6:25

“The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord make his face shine vpon thee, and be gracious vnto thee:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
- American Standard Version (1901)

May the light of the Lord's face be shining on you in grace:
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
- Darby Bible

The LORD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious to thee:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you.
- World English Bible

`Jehovah cause His face to shine upon thee, and favour thee;
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 6:25

6:25 Shine upon thee - Alluding to the shining of the sun upon the earth, to enlighten, and warm, and renew the face of it. The Lord love thee, and make thee know that he loves thee. We cannot but be happy, if we have God's love; and we cannot but be easy, if we know that we have it.

Discussion for Numbers 6

  • Rev.Richard Kusi Poku Acheampong
    Am impressed about your books and website
  • Maggie Blaney for verse 26
    In Church of Scotland ritual, after babies were christened, the congregation used to sing this verse. Any idea why this would be used, or was it just appropriate?
  • Insight 777
    This chapter may be speaking of the process of Christians and Jews working together for a common cause. The separation may be symbolic of Jewish Christians. What is important is the head must be holy, without deceit or lies, and must be in sober agreement to share loyalty as allies not enemies. I think verse 6 means the Jews do not want the Christian Jews in their military as soldiers and they do not want any vengeance killing stated in verse 7 in case of a family member dying or somehow being killed. They will be treated as allies sharing information. They will be required to be under the Jewish laws of procedure-government and not to consider themselves separate from that if they live in Israel.
  • Thomas
    That are real good to me
  • Cam
    Notice the purpose of shaving the head was to place ones hair to be burned in the peace offering Also I see something I have over looked in the past that the Nazarite vow seemed to be much like taking a vow of separation much like going on a retreat did the Nazarite vow and separation come to an end after the blessing extended via Aron
  • Jon
    I think God is saying to stay away from the ways of the world, from over indulgence of the things that tempt us into sin. Keep your focus on what God has to offer and to follow his word and will. God asks us to not allow temptation and influences of worldly ways to affect our focus and decisions we make. In the old testament there are rules and guidelines set by God and the church to follow. Many of the rules of the church are different or more strict than what is said in the New testament. Jesus teaches us to follow his word, his will, and follow the path he has chosen for us. Remember we are saved thru the Grace of what God has given us not by the works we do . As time went on the rules and traditions of the church became more important than the love God has for us. More than what Jesus preached and taught. Jesus was judged because he didn't fully follow the traditions of the church. Don't forget that the love and grace God shows us is how we should live not thru the traditions of the world or church. We are saved thru grace not by works as it says in Ephesians

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