• May the Lord Bless You and Keep You Article by David King

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2005

    The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.’ So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them” (Num. 6:23–26). These familiar words constitute one of several scriptural forms most commonly used by Reformed pastors as a benedictory pronouncement upon the … View Resource