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Numbers 6:26


The Lord lift up his countenance upon you 1  and give you peace.”’


Ps 4:6; Ps 29:11; Ps 42:5; Ps 89:15; Isa 26:3,12; Isa 57:19; Mic 5:5; Lu 2:14; Joh 14:27; Joh 16:33; Joh 20:21,26; Ac 2:28; Ac 10:36; Ro 5:1; Ro 15:13,33; Eph 2:14-17; Eph 6:23; Php 4:7; 2Th 3:16

NET © Notes

tn The last line of the blessing also has first the image and then the parallel interpretation – for God to lift up his face is for God to give peace. The idea of the fallen face is one of anger (see Gen 4:6,7); and the idea of the hidden face is that of withholding support, favor, or peace (see Deut 31:18; Ps 30:8; Ps 44:25). If God lifts his face toward his people, it means he has given them peace – peace, prosperity, completeness, health, safety, general well-being, and the like.

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