Psalm 67

1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us,
And cause his face to shine upon us; [Selah]

1 See Psalm xviii. i. R. 279.

See Psalm xviii. 1. E. 326.

1-6, 8. The whole church will acknowledge and worship the Lord from joy of heart. P. P.

2 The face of Jehovah or of the Lord is mercy, peace and every good, as is clearly evident from the blessing in Numbers vi. 25, 26. A. 222.

See Psalm xxxi. 16, 17. A. 5585.

By the face of Jehovah is signified the Divine good of the Divine love, and the Divine truth from that Divine good. A. 9306.

See Psalm iv. 7. A. 10579.

See Psalm xxvii. 8, 9. R. 939.

In these words by the light of the countenance of Jehovah is understood the Divine truth of the Divine love, thence also the expression implies intelligence and wisdom, for from the Divine truth, or the Divine light in the heavens are derived all the wisdom and intelligence both of angels and men. E. 412.

2 That thy ways may be known upon earth,
Thy salvation among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise thee, O God;
Let all the peoples praise thee.

3-5. See Psalm xviii. 44. S. 86.

See Psalm xviii. 44. R. 483.
See Psalm xviii. 44. T. 251.
See Psalm xviii. 44. E. 331.

4, 5. Here peoples manifestly stand for those who are in truths of faith, and nations for those who are in the good of charity. A. 1259.

4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity,
And govern the nations upon earth. [Selah]
5 Let the peoples praise thee, O God;
Let all the peoples praise thee.
6 The earth hath yielded its increase:
God, even our own God, will bless us.
7 God will bless us;
And all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

4-6. By nations and tongues are understood all who are in the goods of love, and thence in truths. E. 175.

6-8. To sow land or a field is to teach and to learn the truths and goods of faith which are of the church. Produce stands for the goods of truth thence derived. A. 9272.

7 Everything of the church will be theirs. P. P.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)