What Does Countenance Mean?


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yvette Jones answered
In the book of Genesis 4:6 the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? In other words why do you have that angry expression on your face. This is when the Lord catches Cain in a lie about killing his brother. Cain had killed his brother Abel because Abel was good and gave the Lord his best calf/sheep but Cain gave him left overs and the Lord didnt' appreciate that. This was the beginning of jealousy.
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Muddassar Memon answered
The term countenance refers to the look or the expression of the face. There is even the well known Countenance divine also referred as the divine countenance. It is basically a phrase which is almost entirely an indication to the face, literal or metaphoric of the Judeo-Christian God, according to catholic terms, God the Father.

This idiom has also been applied in the patriotic English song known as "And did those feet in ancient times".

"And did those feet in ancient times" Is basically a short poem written by William Blake for the introduction to his classic Milton: a Poem. In today's world it is popular as the hymn "Jerusalem", with the music score penned by C. Hubert H. Parry in the year 1916.

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