2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come come...: Heb. come for salvation to us and save us. 3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
English Standard Version
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! 3 Restore us,Or Turn us again; also verses 7, 19 O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
2 So Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh can see where they're going. Get out of bed - you've slept long enough! Come on the run before it's too late. 3 God, come back! Smile your blessing smile: That will be our salvation.
New King James Version
2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, Stir up Your strength, And come and save us! 3 Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
New Living Translation
2 to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to rescue us! 3 Turn us again to yourself, OÂ God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
He that dwelleth upon the mercy-seat, is the good Shepherd of his people. But we can neither expect the comfort of his love, nor the protection of his arm, unless we partake of his converting grace. If he is really angry at the prayers of his people, it is because, although they pray, their ends are not right, or there is some secret sin indulged in them, or he will try their patience and perseverance in prayer. When God is displeased with his people, we must expect to see them in tears, and their enemies in triumph. There is no salvation but from God's favour; there is no conversion to God but by his own grace.