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COUNTENANCE

The face as an indication of mood, emotion, or character (see Genesis 4:5-6; Deuteronomy 28:50; Job 9:27; Psalms 10:4; Proverbs 15:13; Ecclesiastes 7:3; Mark 10:22). To speak of God lifting up His countenance upon one is a way of speaking about being in God's presence (Psalms 21:6). Being in God's presence—having God's countenance lifted toward one—may bring peace (Numbers 6:25-26), blessing (Psalms 4:6; Psalms 90:15), or victory (Psalms 44:3). It may also bring destruction (Psalms 80:16) or judgment for sin (Psalms 90:8).


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'COUNTENANCE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T1429>. 1991.


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