Psalm 80[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm.

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.(A)
You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,(B)
    shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.(C)
Awaken(D) your might;
    come and save us.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 80:1 In Hebrew texts 80:1-19 is numbered 80:2-20.

You transplanted a vine(A) from Egypt;
    you drove out(B) the nations and planted(C) it.
You cleared the ground for it,
    and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,[a]
    its shoots as far as the River.[b](D)

12 Why have you broken down its walls(E)
    so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage(F) it,
    and insects from the fields feed on it.
14 Return to us, God Almighty!
    Look down from heaven and see!(G)
Watch over this vine,
15     the root your right hand has planted,
    the son[c] you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;(H)
    at your rebuke(I) your people perish.
17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man(J) you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive(K) us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 80:11 Probably the Mediterranean
  2. Psalm 80:11 That is, the Euphrates
  3. Psalm 80:15 Or branch

Come, descendants of Jacob,(A)
    let us walk in the light(B) of the Lord.

The Day of the Lord

You, Lord, have abandoned(C) your people,
    the descendants of Jacob.(D)
They are full of superstitions from the East;
    they practice divination(E) like the Philistines(F)
    and embrace(G) pagan customs.(H)
Their land is full of silver and gold;(I)
    there is no end to their treasures.(J)
Their land is full of horses;(K)
    there is no end to their chariots.(L)
Their land is full of idols;(M)
    they bow down(N) to the work of their hands,(O)
    to what their fingers(P) have made.
So people will be brought low(Q)
    and everyone humbled(R)
    do not forgive them.[a](S)

10 Go into the rocks, hide(T) in the ground
    from the fearful presence of the Lord
    and the splendor of his majesty!(U)
11 The eyes of the arrogant(V) will be humbled(W)
    and human pride(X) brought low;(Y)
the Lord alone will be exalted(Z) in that day.(AA)

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  1. Isaiah 2:9 Or not raise them up

26 If we deliberately keep on sinning(A) after we have received the knowledge of the truth,(B) no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire(C) that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.(D) 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God(E) underfoot,(F) who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant(G) that sanctified them,(H) and who has insulted the Spirit(I) of grace?(J) 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a](K) and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[b](L) 31 It is a dreadful thing(M) to fall into the hands(N) of the living God.(O)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 10:30 Deut. 32:35
  2. Hebrews 10:30 Deut. 32:36; Psalm 135:14