Psalm 80:7
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English Standard Version
Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

King James Bible
Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

American Standard Version
Turn us again, O God of hosts; And cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be saved.

English Revised Version
Turn us again, O God of hosts; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first strophe contains nothing but petition. First of all the nation is called Israel as springing from Jacob; then, as in Psalm 81:6, Joseph, which, where it is distinct from Jacob or Judah, is the name of the kingdom of the ten tribes (vid., Caspari on Obadiah 1:18), or at least of the northern tribes (Psalm 77:16; Psalm 78:67.). Psalm 80:3 shows that it is also these that are pre-eminently intended here. The fact that in the blessing of Joseph, Jacob calls God a Shepherd (רעה), Genesis 48:15; Genesis 49:24, perhaps has somewhat to do with the choice of the first two names. In the third, the sitting enthroned in the sanctuary here below and in the heaven above blend together; for the Old Testament is conscious of a mutual relationship between the earthly and the heavenly temple (היכל) until the one merges entirely in the other. The cher׫bim, which God enthrones, i.e., upon which He sits enthroned, are the bearers of the chariot (מרכבה) of the Ruler of the world (vid., Psalm 18:11). With הופיעה (from יפע, Arab. yf‛, eminere, emicare, as in the Asaph Psalm 50:2) the poet prays that He would appear in His splendour of light, i.e., in His fiery bright, judging, and rescuing doxa, whether as directly visible, or even as only recognisable by its operation. Both the comparison, "after the manner of a flock" and the verb נהג are Asaphic, Psalm 78:52, cf. Psalm 26:1-12. Just so also the names given to the nation. The designation of Israel after the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh attaches itself to the name Joseph; and the two take the brother after the flesh into their midst, of whom the beloved Rachel was the mother as well as of Joseph, the father of Ephraim and Manasseh. In Numbers 2 also, these three are not separated, but have their camp on the west side of the Tabernacle. May God again put into activity - which is the meaning of עורר (excitare) in distinction from חעיר (expergefacere) - His גבורה, the need for the energetic intervention of which now makes itself felt, before these three tribes, i.e., by becoming their victorious leader. לכה is a summoning imperative.

(Note: Not a pronoun: to Thee it belongs to be for salvation for us, as the Talmud, Midrash, and Masora (vid., Norzi) take it; wherefore in J. Succa 54c it is straightway written לך. Such a לכה equals לך is called in the language of the Masora, and even in the Midrash (Exod. Rabba, fol. 121), לכה ודאית (vid., Buxtorf, Tiberias, p. 245).)

Concerning ישׁעתה vid., on Psalm 3:3; the construction with Lamed says as little against the accusative adverbial rendering of the ah set forth there as does the Beth of בּחרשׁה (in the wood) in 1 Samuel 23:15, vid., Bttcher's Neue Aehrenlese, Nos. 221, 384, 449. It is not a bringing back out of the Exile that is prayed for by השׁתבנוּ, for, according to the whole impression conveyed by the Psalm, the people are still on the soil of their fatherland; but in their present feebleness they are no longer like themselves, they stand in need of divine intervention in order again to attain a condition that is in harmony with the promises, in order to become themselves again. May God then cause His long hidden countenance to brighten and shine upon them, then shall they be helped as they desire (ונוּשׁעה).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 80:3,19 Turn us again, O God, and cause your face to shine; and we shall be saved...

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

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Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved...

Isaiah 64:5 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned...

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted...

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

Cross References
Exodus 33:15
And he said to him, "If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.

Numbers 6:25
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

Psalm 4:6
There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!"

Psalm 67:1
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 80:6
You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalm 80:8
You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

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