Bible: Psalm 80

Psalm 80 1 

80:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 2  a psalm of Asaph.

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 reveal 5  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 vine 17  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 cedars 20  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 insects 26  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 root 28  your right hand planted,

the shoot you made to grow! 29 

80:16 It is burned 30  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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