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Proverbs 16:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the light of the king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In the light of a king’s face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favor [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the light of a king's countenance, is life, and, his good-pleasure, is like the cloud of harvest-rain.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the light of the kings countenance is life, and his fauour [is] as a cloude of the latter raine.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The son of a king is in the light of life; and they that are in favour with him are as a cloud of latter rain.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the light of the king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the light 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
of the king's 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
countenance 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
[is] life; 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
and his favour 7522
{7522} Prime
רָצוֹן
ratsown
{raw-tsone'}
From H7521; delight.
[is] as a cloud 5645
{5645} Prime
עָב
`ab
{awb}
Masculine and feminine; from H5743; properly an envelope, that is, darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically a (scud) cloud; also a copse.
of the latter rain. 4456
{4456} Prime
מַלְקוֹשׁ
malqowsh
{mal-koshe'}
From H3953; the spring rain (compare H3954); figuratively eloquence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 16:15

_ _ light of ... countenance — favor (Psalms 4:6).

_ _ life — preserves it, or gives blessings which make it valuable.

_ _ the latter rain — fell just before harvest and matured the crop; hence specially valuable (Deuteronomy 11:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 16:14-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 16:15

A cloud — As acceptable as those clouds which bring the latter rain, whereby the fruits are filled and ripened a little before the harvest.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 16:15

In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] (i) as a cloud of the latter rain.

(i) Which is most comfortable to the dry ground.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the light:

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath [is] as the roaring of a lion; but his favour [is] as dew upon the grass.
Job 29:23-24 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain. ... [If] I laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
Psalms 4:6 [There be] many that say, Who will shew us [any] good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Psalms 21:6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
Acts 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

his:

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain.
Psalms 30:5 For his anger [endureth but] a moment; in his favour [is] life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.
Psalms 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers [that] water the earth.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth.
Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; [so] the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
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Jb 29:23. Ps 4:6; 21:6; 30:5; 72:6. Pv 19:12. Ho 6:3. Zc 10:1. Ac 2:28.

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