Lamentations 5:21
New International Version
Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old

New Living Translation
Restore us, O LORD, and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had!

English Standard Version
Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old—

Berean Study Bible
Restore us to Yourself, O LORD, so we may return; renew our days as of old,

King James Bible
Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

New King James Version
Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old,

New American Standard Bible
Restore us to You, LORD, so that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,

NASB 1995
Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,

NASB 1977
Restore us to Thee, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,

Amplified Bible
Return us to You, O LORD, so that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, bring us back to yourself, so we may return; renew our days as in former times,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, restore us to Yourself, so we may return; renew our days as in former times,

American Standard Version
Turn thou us unto thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Convert us, LORD JEHOVAH, to you, and we shall be converted. Make our days new as those from before!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Turn us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be turned; and renew our days as before.

Contemporary English Version
Bring us back to you! Give us a fresh start.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Convert us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be converted: renew our days, as from the beginning.

English Revised Version
Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Good News Translation
Bring us back to you, LORD! Bring us back! Restore our ancient glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, bring us back to you, and we'll come back. Give us back the life we had long ago,

International Standard Version
Restore us to yourself, LORD, so that we may return. Renew our days as before,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Turn Thou us unto Thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old.

Literal Standard Version
Turn us back, O YHWH, to You, "" And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

NET Bible
Bring us back to yourself, O LORD, so that we may return to you; renew our life as in days before,

New Heart English Bible
Restore us to you, LORD, and we shall be restored; renew our days as in former times,

World English Bible
Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we shall be turned. Renew our days as of old.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Restoration
20Why have You forgotten us forever? Why have You forsaken us for so long? 21Restore us to Yourself, O LORD, so we may return; renew our days as of old, 22unless You have utterly rejected us and remain angry with us beyond measure.…

Cross References
Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God, and cause Your face to shine upon us, that we may be saved.

Isaiah 60:20
Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not wane; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will cease.

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, that I may return, for You are the LORD my God.


Treasury of Scripture

Turn you us to you, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

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1 Kings 18:37
Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

Psalm 80:3,7,19
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved…

Psalm 85:4
Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

renew

Jeremiah 31:4,23-25
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry…

Jeremiah 33:10,13
Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast, …

Zechariah 8:3-6
Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain…









(21) Turn thou us . . . O Lord . . .--The answer to the problem was found in man's submission and in prayer. He could not turn himself, and so re-establish the old filial relation. He could ask God to turn him, and he felt that the prayer would not be asked in vain.

Verse 21. - Turn thou us, etc. Not "bring us back to thee," i.e. to the sacred land (as Thenius), for it is not a speech of the exiles, but of the Jews left behind, at least for the present, in Judea. "Turn thou us" means "Bring us into a state of reconciliation with thee" The next petition, Renew our days as of old, means, "Restore the old happy mode of life, each man with his own vine and his own fig tree, undisturbed by the fear of invasion, and rejoicing in the sense of the favour of Jehovah." The first petition has the priority because only on repentance and recovered purity of heart and life can Jerusalem rise from her ashes. Isaiah had said this long ago (Isaiah 1:26, 27), and the elegiac poet repeats it (comp. Jeremiah 31:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Restore
הֲשִׁיבֵ֨נוּ (hă·šî·ḇê·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

us to Yourself,
אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

O LORD,
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

so we may return;
וְֽנָשׁ֔וּבָה (wə·nā·šū·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

renew
חַדֵּ֥שׁ (ḥad·dêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2318: To be new, to rebuild

our days
יָמֵ֖ינוּ (yā·mê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3117: A day

as of old,
כְּקֶֽדֶם׃ (kə·qe·ḏem)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6924: The front, of place, time


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