There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
Psalm 49:16-20 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased...
Ecclesiastes 2:3 I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly...
Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me...
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
James 4:13 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...
Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance.
Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope you in God...
Psalm 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm...
Psalm 67:1 God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah.
Psalm 80:1-3,7,19 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth...
Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.
Psalm 119:135 Make your face to shine on your servant; and teach me your statutes.
Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.
ContextAnswer Me When I Call!
1Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. 2O you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how long will you love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. 3But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call to him. 4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah. 5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. 6There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us. 7You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. 8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Many there are that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
The light of thy countenance O Lord, is signed upon us: thou hast given gladness in my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah.
King James Bible
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Young's Literal Translation
Many are saying, 'Who doth show us good?' Lift on us the light of Thy face, O Jehovah,