Psalms 80

God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.

For the choir director; set to
Possibly, to the Lilies
El Shoshannim;
Lit A testimony
Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.

1 Oh, give ear, c  Shepherd of Israel,
You who lead d  Joseph like a flock;
You who e  are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
2Before f  Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh g  stir up Your power
And come to save us!
3O God h  restore us
And i  cause Your face to shine upon us
Or that we may
and we will be saved.

4O k   Lord God of hosts,
l  How long will You
Lit smoke against
be angry with the prayer of Your people?
5You have fed them with the n  bread of tears,
And You have made them to drink tears in
Lit a third part of a
large measure.
6You make us
Lit a strife to
an object of contention q  to our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7O God of hosts, restore us
And cause Your face to shine upon us
Or that we may
and we will be saved.

8You removed a s  vine from Egypt;
You t  drove out the
Or Gentiles
nations and v  planted it.
9You w  cleared the ground before it,
And it x  took deep root and filled the land.
10The mountains were covered with its shadow,
Or its boughs are like the cedars of God
the cedars of God with its z  boughs.
11It was sending out its branches aa  to the sea
And its shoots to the River.
12Why have You ab  broken down its
Or walls, fences
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
13A boar from the forest ad  eats it away
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.

14O God of hosts ae  turn again now, we beseech You;
af  Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15Even the
Or root
ah  shoot which Your right hand has planted,
And on the
Or figuratively: branch
son whom You have
Or secured
strengthened for Yourself.
16It is ak  burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the al  rebuke of Your countenance.
17Let am  Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You an  made strong for Yourself.
18Then we shall not ao  turn back from You;
ap  Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
19O  Lord God of hosts aq  restore us;
Cause Your face to shine upon us
Or that we may
and we will be saved.

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