|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
2. (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
3. (v. i.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
4. (v. i.) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
5. (v. i.) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
6. (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
7. (v. i.) To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
8. (v. i.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
re-viv', reviv'-ing: revive is the translation of chayah, "to live," "cause to live," used of restoration to life (Genesis 45:27 Judges 15:19, etc.); of rebuilding (Nehemiah 4:2); of restoration to well-being (Psalm 85:6 (the Revised Version (British and American) "quicken"); Psalm 138:7 Isaiah 57:15 Hosea 6:2; Hosea 14:7); of Yahweh's gracious work for His people (Habakkuk 3:2, "revive thy work in the midst of the years," etc.); "reviving" is the translation of michydh "preservation" or "means of life" (Ezra 9:8, 9). "Revive" occurs in the New Testament as the translation of anazao, "to live again" (Romans 7:9, 14:9, the King James Version "Christ both died, and rose, and revived," the Revised Version (British and American) (omitting "and rose") "Christ died and lived again" zao).
In 1 Maccabees 13:7 the Revised Version (British and American) we have "And the spirit of the people revived," anazopureo, "to stir or kindle up as a fire," the same word as in 2 Timothy 1:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "stir up the gift of God, which is in thee," margin "Greek: `stir into flame.' "
In view of the frequent modern use of "revive" and "revival," it is worthy of notice that it is to Timothy himself the exhortation is addressed. We too often merely pray for "revivals," forgetting that it is for us to "stir into flame" the gift of the Spirit which we have already received of God. It is ours from Him, but we let it lie dormant, as a slumbering ember merely.
W. L. Walker
Revive (31 Occurrences)
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he that raised Christ from the dead will also revive your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (WBS)
2 Peter 3:1 This letter which I am now writing to you, dear friends, is my second letter. In both my letters I seek to revive in your honest minds the memory of certain things, (WEY)
2 Kings 8:8 And the king saith unto Hazael, 'Take in thy hand a present, and go to meet the man of God, and thou hast sought Jehovah by him, saying, Do I revive from this sickness?' (YLT)
2 Kings 8:9 And Hazael goeth to meet him, and taketh a present in his hand, even of every good thing of Damascus, a burden of forty camels, and he cometh in and standeth before him, and saith, 'Thy son Ben-Hadad, king of Aram, hath sent me unto thee, saying, Do I revive from this sickness?' (YLT)
2 Kings 8:10 And Elisha saith unto him, 'Go, say, Thou dost certainly not revive, seeing Jehovah hath shewed me that he doth surely die.' (YLT)
Nehemiah 4:2 He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 10:20 Are not my days few? cease then and let me alone, that I may revive a little, (DBY)
Job 14:14 If a man dieth -- doth he revive? All days of my warfare I wait, till my change come. (YLT)
Psalms 41:2 Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou givest him not into the will of his enemies. (YLT)
Psalms 69:32 The meek have seen it, and are glad: Ye that seek after God, let your heart live. (See JPS NAS RSV)
Psalms 71:20 Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth; (DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 80:18 So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name. (WEB DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 85:6 Won't you revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 119:25 My soul is laid low in the dust. Revive me according to your word! (WEB WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 119:37 Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:40 Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me in your righteousness. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:88 Revive me after thy loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. (WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:107 I am afflicted very much. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your word. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:149 Hear my voice according to your loving kindness. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your ordinances. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:156 Great are your tender mercies, Yahweh. Revive me according to your ordinances. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, Yahweh, according to your loving kindness. (WEB WBS NAS)
Psalms 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies. Your right hand will save me. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Psalms 143:11 Revive me, Yahweh, for your name's sake. In your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble. (WEB DBY WBS NAS)
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 1:11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their precious things for food to revive their soul. See, Jehovah, and consider, for I am become vile. (DBY RSV)
Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water: for the comforter that should revive my soul is far from me; my children are desolate, for the enemy hath prevailed. (DBY RSV)
Lamentations 1:19 I called for my lovers, they have deceived me; my priests and mine elders have expired in the city, while they sought them food to revive their soul. (DBY RSV)
Hosea 6:2 After two days he will revive us. On the third day he will raise us up, and we will live before him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 14:7 Men will dwell in his shade. They will revive like the grain, and blossom like the vine. Their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Habakkuk 3:2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)