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

  • Irene123
    Vs. 24-26 is a benediction. When a baby is brought to our church for the 1st time and he/she and the parents are prayed for at the altar - it's called a dedication; the baby is being dedicated t0 the Lord, along with the parents - to bring that child up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Num. 6 benediction is not used; just a prayer from the heart.
  • Dorothea benson
    Thank you Father God for the understanding and the reading of your word . the Lord will make his Face Shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee.
  • Gloria
    I have heard this blessing all my life and feel at peace when I read it again and again. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
  • Rev.Richard Kusi Poku Acheampong
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  • 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.

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