God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.

For the music director; set to [a]El Shoshannim; [b]Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.

80 Listen, (A)Shepherd of Israel,
Who leads (B)Joseph like a flock;
You who (C)are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
Before (D)Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, (E)awaken Your power,
And come to save us!
God, (F)restore us
And (G)make Your face shine upon us, [c]and we will be saved.

(H)Lord God of armies,
(I)How long will You [d]be angry with the prayer of Your people?
You have fed them with the (J)bread of tears,
And You have made them drink tears in [e]large measure.
You make us [f]an object of contention (K)to our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
God of armies, restore us
And make Your face shine upon us, [g]and we will be saved.

You removed a (L)vine from Egypt;
You (M)drove out the [h]nations and (N)planted it.
You (O)cleared the ground before it,
And it (P)took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And [i]the cedars of God with its (Q)branches.
11 It was sending out its branches (R)to the sea
And its shoots to the Euphrates River.
12 Why have You (S)broken down its [j]hedges,
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
13 A boar from the forest (T)eats it away,
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.

14 God of armies, do (U)turn back;
(V)Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15 The [k](W)shoot which Your right hand has planted,
And of the [l]son whom You have [m]strengthened for Yourself.
16 It is (X)burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish from the (Y)rebuke of Your face.
17 Let (Z)Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You (AA)made strong for Yourself.
18 Then we will not (AB)turn back from You;
(AC)Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
19 Lord God of armies, (AD)restore us;
Make Your face shine upon us, [n]and we will be saved.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 80 Title Possibly, to the Lilies
  2. Psalm 80 Title Lit A testimony
  3. Psalm 80:3 Or that we may
  4. Psalm 80:4 Lit smoke against
  5. Psalm 80:5 Lit a third part of a
  6. Psalm 80:6 Lit strife to
  7. Psalm 80:7 Or that we may
  8. Psalm 80:8 Or Gentiles
  9. Psalm 80:10 Or its boughs are like the cedars of God
  10. Psalm 80:12 Or walls, fences
  11. Psalm 80:15 Or root
  12. Psalm 80:15 Or figuratively: branch
  13. Psalm 80:15 Or secured
  14. Psalm 80:19 Or that we may