“There are many who say.
‘O that we might see some good!
Lift up the light of your face!
Shine on us!
You have put more joy and gladness in my heart.
It is more than when grain and wine abound.”
There is a strange expression about the bright face of Yahweh that lights up everything that is often repeated. They wanted to see some goodness or good things happen. Somehow the light from the face of Yahweh would shine on them in order to bring them happiness. This joy and happiness would then fill up their souls or hearts. This joy was greater than wonderful grain harvests and abundant wine supplies.