Psalms 67:1-3

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

1 [a]May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—[b]
2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.

Psalms 67:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 67:1-3 In-Context

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Numbers 6:24-26; Psalms 4:6
  • 2. Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 52:10; Isaiah 62:1
  • 3. Psalms 98:2; Isaiah 62:2; Acts 10:35; Titus 2:11
  • 4. ver 5

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 67:1-7 is numbered 67:2-8.
  • [b]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
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