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Psalms 80:18

    Psalms 80:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So will not we go back from you: quicken us, and we will call on your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So shall we not go back from thee: Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So will we not be turned back from you; keep us in life, and we will give praise to your name.

    Webster's Revision

    So shall we not go back from thee: Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.

    World English Bible

    So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So shall we not go back from thee: quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name,

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 80:18

    So wilt not we go back from thee - We shall no more become idolaters: and it is allowed on all hands that the Jews were never guilty of idolatry after their return from the Babylonish captivity.

    Quicken us - Make us alive, for we are nearly as good as dead.

    We will call upon they name - We will invoke thee. Thou shalt be for ever the object of our adoration, and the center of all our hopes.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 80:18

    So will not we go back from thee - That is, if thou wilt thus interpose; if thou wilt deliver the nation; if thou wilt help him whom thou hast placed over it, giving him wisdom and valor, we will hereafter be obedient to thy law; we will not apostatize from thee. It is a solemn promise or pledge of future obedience made by the psalmist as expressing the purpose of the people if God would be merciful and would withdraw his judgments; a pledge proper in itself, and often made by the Hebrew people only to be disregarded; a pledge proper for all who are in affliction, and often made in such circumstances, but, as in the case of the Hebrews, often made only to be forgotten.

    Quicken us - literally, Give us life. See the notes at Ephesians 2:1. Restore life to us as a people; save us from ruin, and reanimate us with thy presence.

    And we will call upon thy name - We will worship thee; we will be faithful in serving thee.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 80:18

    80:18 Go back - Revolt from thee to idolatry or wickedness. Quicken - Revive and restore us to our tranquility.