A vine out of Egypt Thou dost bring, Thou dost cast out nations, and plantest it.
Psalm 80:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt - This is a most elegant metaphor, and every where well supported. The same similitude is used by Isaiah, Isaiah 5:1, etc.; by Jeremiah, Jeremiah 2:21; by Ezekiel, Ezekiel 17:5, Ezekiel 17:6; by Hosea, Hosea 10:1; by Joel, Joel 1:7; by Moses, Deuteronomy 32:32, Deuteronomy 32:33; and often by our Lord himself, Matthew 20:1, etc.; Matthew 21:33, etc.; Mark 12:1, etc. And this was the ordinary figure to represent the Jewish Church. We may remark several analogies here: -
1. This vine was brought out of Egypt that it might be planted in a better and more favorable soil. The Israelites were brought out of their Egyptian bondage that they might be established in the land of Canaan, where they might grow and flourish, and worship the true God.
2. When the husbandman has marked out a proper place for his vineyard, he hews down and roots up all other trees; gathers out the stones, brambles, etc., that might choke the young vines, and prevent them from being fruitful, So God cast out the heathen nations from the land of Canaan, that his pure worship might be established, and that there might not remain there any incitements to idolatry.
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Isaiah 5:1-7 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill...
Isaiah 27:2,3 In that day sing you to her, A vineyard of red wine...
Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then are you turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine to me?
Ezekiel 15:6 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel...
Ezekiel 17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him...
Ezekiel 19:10 Your mother is like a vine in your blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
Matthew 21:33-41 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it...
John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer...
thou hast cast
Psalm 44:2 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out.
Psalm 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line...
Jeremiah 18:9,10 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it...
This most elegant allegory, which is everywhere well supported, is frequently employed by sacred writers: see the Parallel Passages.
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