Numbers 6:26

“The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord lift vp his countenance vpon thee, and giue thee peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

May the Lord's approval be resting on you and may he give you peace.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
- Darby Bible

The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh lift up his face toward you, and give you peace.'
- World English Bible

`Jehovah lift up His countenance upon thee, and appoint for thee -- peace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 6:26


6:26 Lift up his countenance - That is, look upon thee with a chearful and pleasant countenance, as one that is well pleased with thee and thy services. Peace - Peace with God, with thy own conscience, and with all men; all prosperity is comprehended under this word.


Discussion for Numbers 6:26

  • 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?
  • I was praying when I was ill, and listening to Stuart Towsend version of "it is well with my soul"and I felt God say "lift up your counternance" and the sense it would help me get well, as I felt awful I raised my head up and smiled as if to look up at Jesus and immediately i felt healing love, and crying I looked up the word countenance and found this in numbers, God blows my mind, praise be to God for He is good!

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