Psalms 80:18

18 Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.

Psalms 80:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
ESV
18 Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name!
NLT
18 Then we will never abandon you again. Revive us so we can call on your name once more.
MSG
18 We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name!
CSB
18 Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name.

Psalms 80:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 80:18

So will not we go back from thee
From thy fear, as the Targum; or from thy service, as Kimchi; doing as above would encourage them to stand before the Lord, and worship him; which they could not do, if he marked their sins, and demanded satisfaction from them for them; but if he looked to his Son and their surety, and took it from him, this would encourage their faith and hope, and give them boldness in his presence, and attach them to his service:

quicken us, and we will call upon thy name;
the people of God are sometimes dead and lifeless in their frames, and in the exercise of grace and discharge of duty, and have need of the quickening influences of the Spirit and grace of God; and which are necessary to a fervent calling upon the name of the Lord in prayer, and without which none will stir up themselves so to do. Kimchi interprets this of quickening, or of raising to life, from the death of the captivity; and so Abarbinel, who thinks also that it respects the resurrection of the dead in the times of the Messiah.

Psalms 80:18 In-Context

16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.
19 Restore us, LORD God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 85:6; Isaiah 57:15; Hosea 6:2