Psalm 80:18

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

Read Psalm 80:18 Using Other Translations

So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name!
Then we will never abandon you again. Revive us so we can call on your name once more.

What does Psalm 80:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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