Psalms 80

Psalm 801

For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style;2 a psalm of Asaph.

80:1 O shepherd of Israel, pay attention,

you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep!

You who sit enthroned above the winged angels,3 reveal your splendor!4

80:2 In the sight of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh reveal5 your power!

Come and deliver us!6

80:3 O God, restore us!

Smile on us!7 Then we will be delivered!8

80:4 O Lord God, invincible warrior!9

How long will you remain angry at your people while they pray to you?10

80:5 You have given them tears as food;11

you have made them drink tears by the measure.12

80:6 You have made our neighbors dislike us,13

and our enemies insult us.

80:7 O God, invincible warrior,14 restore us!

Smile on us!15 Then we will be delivered!16

80:8 You uprooted a vine17 from Egypt;

you drove out nations and transplanted it.

80:9 You cleared the ground for it;18

it took root,19

and filled the land.

80:10 The mountains were covered by its shadow,

the highest cedars20 by its branches.

80:11 Its branches reached the Mediterranean Sea,21

and its shoots the Euphrates River.22

80:12 Why did you break down its walls,23

so that all who pass by pluck its fruit?24

80:13 The wild boars of the forest ruin it;25

the insects26 of the field feed on it.

80:14 O God, invincible warrior,27 come back!

Look down from heaven and take notice!

Take care of this vine,

80:15 the root28 your right hand planted,

the shoot you made to grow!29

80:16 It is burned30 and cut down.

They die because you are displeased with them.31

80:17 May you give support to the one you have chosen,32

to the one whom you raised up for yourself!33

80:18 Then we will not turn away from you.

Revive us and we will pray to you!34

80:19 O Lord God, invincible warrior,35 restore us!

Smile on us!36 Then we will be delivered!37

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