Psalm 80:3
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New American Standard Bible
O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

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

Darby Bible Translation
O God, restore us; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.

World English Bible
Turn us again, God. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.

Young's Literal Translation
O God, cause us to turn back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.

Psalm 80:3 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Turn us again - This phrase in our translation would seem to mean, "Turn us again from our sins," or, "Bring us back to our duty, and to thy love;" and this idea is commonly attached to the phrase probably by the readers of the Bible. But this, though in itself an appropriate prayer, is not the idea here. It is simply, Bring us back; cause us to return; restore us. The idea thus suggested would be either

(a) restore us to our former state of prosperity; that is, Cause these desolations to cease; or

(b) bring us back, as from captivity, to our own land; restore us to our country and our homes, from which we have been driven out.

Thus understood, it would be properly the language of those who were in captivity or exile, praying that they might be restored again to their own land.

And cause thy face to shine - Be favorable or propitious to us. Let the frown on thy countenance disappear. See the notes at Psalm 4:6.

And we shall be saved - Saved from our dangers; saved from our troubles. It is also true that when God causes his face to shine upon us, we shall be saved from our sins; saved from ruin. It is only by his smile and favor that we can be saved in any sense, or from any danger.

Psalm 80:3 Parallel Commentaries

The Blessing of God.
NUMB. VI. 22-27. We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration. And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD. We now come to the concluding verses of Numb. vi, and see in them one
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service

Discourse on the Good Shepherd.
(Jerusalem, December, a.d. 29.) ^D John X. 1-21. ^d 1 Verily, verily, I say to you [unto the parties whom he was addressing in the last section], He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. [In this section Jesus proceeds to contrast his own care for humanity with that manifested by the Pharisees, who had just cast out the beggar. Old Testament prophecies were full of declarations that false shepherds would arise to
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Exodus 33:15
Then he said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.

Numbers 6:25
The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;

Psalm 4:6
Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!

Psalm 31:16
Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.

Psalm 60:1
For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth. A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us.

Psalm 67:1
For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.

Psalm 80:7
O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

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