Psalms 80:3

3 Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Psalms 80:3 in Other Translations

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
3 Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
3 God, come back! Smile your blessing smile: That will be our salvation.
3 Restore us, God; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved.

Psalms 80:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 80:3

Turn us again, O God
From our captivity, as the Targum, into our own land; or return us backsliding sinners to thyself by repentance; turn us, and we shall be turned; for the prayer shows it was not in their power, but must be effected by the grace of God; or restore our souls, which have been wandering, and them to their former flourishing and comfortable condition:

and cause thy face to shine;
grant thy gracious presence, lift up the light of thy countenance; favour with the manifestations of thyself, the enjoyment of thee, and communion with thee through Christ; indulge us with the discoveries of thy love, the joys of salvation, the comforts of the Spirit, and larger measures of grace:

and we shall be saved;
be in a very happy and comfortable condition; see ( Psalms 4:6 Psalms 4:7 ) .

Psalms 80:3 In-Context

1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth
2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.
3 Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
4 How long, LORD God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 71:20; Psalms 85:4; Jeremiah 31:18; Lamentations 5:21
  • 2. S Numbers 6:25
  • 3. ver 7,19
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