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