New American Standard Bible
Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?
King James Bible
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
World English Bible
Won't you revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost Thou not turn back? Thou revivest us, And Thy people do rejoice in Thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wilt thou not revive us again - literally, "Wilt thou not turn, or return, cause us to live;" that is, and cause us to live. The expression is equivalent to "again" as in our translation. The Septuagint and Vulgate render it, "Returning, wilt thou not give us life?" The word rendered revive means to live; to cause to live; and the idea is that of recovering them from their condition as a state of death; that is, restoring them as if they were dead. The image is that of returning spring after the death of winter, or the young grass when the rain descends after a long drought, and when everything seemed to be dead. So of the people referred to in the psalm; everything among them was like such a winter, when there is neither leaf, nor flower, nor grass, nor fruit; or like such a drought, when desolation is seen everywhere; or like the grave, where the dead repose. The image of spring, after a long and dreary winter, is one also which will properly describe the condition of the church when the influences of the Spirit have been long withheld, and when, under the visitations of grace, religion seems to live again among the people of God.
That thy people may rejoice in thee - In thy favor; in thy presence; in thee as their God.
(a) There is always joy in a revival of religion. Nothing is so much suited to make a people happy; nothing diffuses so much joy. Compare Acts 8:8.
(b) This is particularly joy in God. It is because he comes near; because he manifests his mercy; because he shows his power and his grace.
LibraryThe Coming Revival
"Wilt Thou not revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee?"--PS. lxxxv. 6. "O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years."--HAB. iii. 2. "Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thy right hand shall save me."--PS. cxxxviii. 7. "I dwell with him that is of a humble and contrite heart, to revive the heart of the contrite ones."--ISA. lvii. 15. "Come, and let us return to the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us. He will revive us."--HOS. vi. 1, 2. The Coming …
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession
Conversion --Varied Phenomena or Experience.
The Truth of God
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.
You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.
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