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Psalms 31:16

    Psalms 31:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Make your face to shine on your servant: save me for your mercies' sake.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: Save me in thy lovingkindness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your servant see the light of your face; in your mercy be my saviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: Save me in thy lovingkindness.

    World English Bible

    Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me in thy lovingkindness.

    Definitions for Psalms 31:16

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:16

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant - Only let me know that thou art reconciled to and pleased with me, and then, come what will, all must be well.

    Save me for thy mercies' sake - Literally, Save me in thy mercy.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:16

    Make thy face to shine upon thy servant - That is, show me thy favor, or be kind and merciful to me. See the notes at Psalm 4:6.

    Save me for thy mercies' sake - On account of thy mercy; or that thy mercy may be manifested. This is always a just ground of appeal to God by a sinner or a sufferer, that God would make our sins and trials an "occasion" for displaying his own character. There are, indeed, other grounds of appeal; but there is no one that is more pure or exalted than this.