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Psalms 80:14

    Psalms 80:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come back, O God of armies: from heaven let your eyes be turned to this vine, and give your mind to it,

    Webster's Revision

    Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,

    World English Bible

    Turn again, we beg you, God of Armies. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vine,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,

    Definitions for Psalms 80:14

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 80:14

    Return - O God of hosts - Thou hast abandoned us, and therefore our enemies have us in captivity. Come back to us, and we shall again be restored.

    Behold, and visit this vine - Consider the state of thy own people, thy own worship, thy own temple. Look down! Let thine eye affect thy heart.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 80:14

    Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts - Again come and visit thy people; come back again to thy forsaken land. This is language founded on the idea that God had withdrawn from the land, or had forsaken it; that he had left his people without a protector, and had left them exposed to the ravages of fierce foreign enemies. It is language which will describe what seems often to occur when the church is apparently forsaken; when there are no cheering tokens of the divine presence; and when the people of God, discouraged, seem themselves to be forsaken by him. Compare Jeremiah 14:8.

    Look down from heaven - The habitation of God. As if he did not now see his desolate vineyard, or regard it. The idea is, that if he would look upon it, he would pity it, and would come to its relief.

    And behold, and visit this vine - It is a visitation of mercy and not of wrath that is asked; the coming of one who is able to save, and without whose coming there could be no deliverance.