A prayer for God’s blessing on someone or a prayer recognizing that blessing has been given. The great priestly blessing (Num 6:24-26), the Beatitudes (Matt 5:2-12), and the ending of some letters (Rom 15:13; 2Cor 13:14; Heb 13:20-21) are prominent examples.

Num 6:24-26

24The Lord bless you and keep you;25the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;26the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you p ... View more

Matt 5:2-12

2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they w ... View more

Rom 15:13

13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

2Cor 13:14

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Heb 13:20-21

20Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,21m ... View more

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.