Psalm 80:8
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New International Version
You transplanted a vine from Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

New Living Translation
You brought us from Egypt like a grapevine; you drove away the pagan nations and transplanted us into your land.

English Standard Version
You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

Berean Study Bible
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and transplanted it.

New American Standard Bible
You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.

King James Bible
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

Christian Standard Bible
You dug up a vine from Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.

Contemporary English Version
We were like a grapevine you brought out of Egypt. You chased other nations away and planted us here.

Good News Translation
You brought a grapevine out of Egypt; you drove out other nations and planted it in their land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.

International Standard Version
You uprooted a vine from Egypt, and drove out nations to transplant it.

NET Bible
You uprooted a vine from Egypt; you drove out nations and transplanted it.

New Heart English Bible
You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You brought out a vine from Egypt, you destroyed Gentiles and you planted it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You brought a vine from Egypt. You forced out the nations and planted it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou didst pluck up a vine out of Egypt; Thou didst drive out the nations, and didst plant it.

New American Standard 1977
Thou didst remove a vine from Egypt; Thou didst drive out the nations, and didst plant it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.

King James 2000 Bible
You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the nations, and planted it.

American King James Version
You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it.

American Standard Version
Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt: thou hast cast cut the Gentiles and planted it.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt; thou didst cast out the nations, and plant it:

English Revised Version
Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

World English Bible
You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.

Young's Literal Translation
A vine out of Egypt Thou dost bring, Thou dost cast out nations, and plantest it.
Study Bible
Hear Us, O Shepherd of Israel
7Restore us, O God of Hosts, and cause Your face to shine upon us, that we may be saved. 8You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and transplanted it. 9You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.…
Cross References
John 15:1
I am the true vine, and My Father is the keeper of the vineyard.

Acts 7:45
And our fathers who received it brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations God drove out before them. It remained until the time of David,

Exodus 15:17
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your inheritance--the place, O LORD, You have prepared for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, Your hands have established.

Joshua 13:6
All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim--all the Sidonians--I Myself will drive out before the Israelites. Be sure to divide it by lot as an inheritance to Israel, as I have commanded you.

2 Chronicles 20:7
O our God, did You not drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend?

Psalm 44:2
With Your hand You drove out the nations and planted our fathers there; You crushed the peoples and cast them out.

Psalm 80:15
the root Your right hand has planted, the branch You have raised up for Yourself.

Isaiah 5:1
I will sing for my beloved, a song of his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

Isaiah 5:2
He dug it up and cleared the stones and planted the finest vines. He built a watchtower in the middle and dug out a winepress as well. He waited for the vineyard to yield good grapes, but the fruit it produced was sour!

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight. He looked for justice but saw injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.

Isaiah 27:2
In that day: "Sing about a fruitful vineyard.

Jeremiah 2:21
I had planted you like a choice vine from the very best seed. How could you turn yourself before me, into a rotten wild vine?

Jeremiah 11:17
The LORD of Hosts who planted you has decreed disaster upon you, because of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have brought upon themselves, provoking Me to anger by burning incense to Baal."

Jeremiah 12:10
Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard; they have trampled My plot of land. They have turned My pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.

Jeremiah 32:41
Yes, I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and soul.

Ezekiel 15:2
"Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any other branch among the trees in the forest?

Ezekiel 17:6
It sprouted and became a spreading vine, low in height with branches turned toward him; yet its roots remained where it stood. So it became a vine and yielded branches, and sent out shoots.

Ezekiel 17:23
I will plant it on the mountain heights of Israel so that it will bear branches; it will yield fruit and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches.

Ezekiel 19:10
Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, planted by the water; it was fruitful and full of branches because of the abundant waters.

Amos 9:15
I will firmly plant them on their own land, and they will never again be uprooted from the land I have given them," says the LORD your God.

Treasury of Scripture

You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it.

a vine

Isaiah 5:1-7 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching …

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 …

Ezekiel 15:6 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees …

Ezekiel 17:6 And it grew, and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches …

Ezekiel 19:10 Your mother is like a vine in your blood, planted by the waters: …

Matthew 21:33-41 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted …

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; …

Psalm 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance …

Jeremiah 18:9,10 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning …

This most elegant allegory, which is everywhere well supported, is frequently employed by sacred writers: see the Parallel Passages.







(8) Thou hast brought.--The verb is to be taken as a historic present, "Thou bringest." It is a verb used both of horticulture (Job 19:10) and, like the word "planted" in the next clause, of breaking up and removing a nomadic encampment, "pulling out the tent-pins, and driving them in.,,

The vine (or vineyard), as an emblem of Israel, is so natural and apt that we do not wonder to find it repeated again and again in the Old Testament, and adopted in the New. Probably Isaiah 5:1-7 was the parent image, unless the Patriarchal benediction on Joseph (Genesis 49:22) suggested that song.

Verses 8-19. - The poet, to excite God's compassion, proceeds to depict Israel as it was and as it is. He adopts the figure of a vine, perhaps suggested to him by the description of Joseph in the dying speech of Jacob (Genesis 49:22), and carries out his metaphor, in nine consecutive verses, with great beauty and consistency. Isaiah's description of Israel as a vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-7) is somewhat similar. Verse 8. - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt. The history of Israel as a nation begins with the Exodus. The nation was transplanted from Egypt into a soil better fitted for it by the loving hand of God, in order that it might have ample room to grow up and develop itself freely. God "brought it out of Egypt," not merely in the exercise of his ordinary providence over humanity, but by an active exertion of his Almighty power, and a long series of miraculous manifestations, without which the transfer could not have been effected. He then cast out the heathen, and planted it - drove out, that is, before Israel the seven nations of the Hivites, Hittites, Gergashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, and Jebusites, and, having driven them out, "planted" in his own people (see Psalm 44:2). Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt,.... The house of Israel, who are like unto a vine, as the Targum paraphrases it; and to a vine or vineyard are they often compared; see Isaiah 5:1, Jeremiah 2:21. These were in Egypt awhile, where they were grievously oppressed and trampled upon; and yet the more they were afflicted, the more they grew and multiplied; and from hence the Lord brought them in due time, with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;

he caused them to go out; the word (o) used fitly expresses their journeyings from thence, and through the wilderness; they were a type of the church of Christ, and special people of God, who also are frequently compared to vines and vineyards; see Sol 2:13 the vine tree is fruitful, and bears fruit in clusters but its wood is very useless and unprofitable, Ezekiel 15:2 and it is a tree very weak, and cannot rise and support itself, it must be propped up; so believers in Christ, though fruitful through the grace of God, yet are unprofitable to him, and very weak in themselves, and are upheld by the right hand of his righteousness, on whom they lean and stay themselves; and these, in their natural state, are in worse than Egyptian bondage, darkness, and idolatry, out of which they are brought, in the effectual calling, into Gospel liberty, marvellous light, and the true worship and service of God; and out of the antichristian Egypt will all the Lord's people be brought one day; see Revelation 11:8.

thou hast cast out the Heathen; the Targum adds, out of the land of Israel, that is, Canaan; it designs the expulsion of the seven nations from thence, to make way for the Israelites, Deuteronomy 7:1 and was an emblem of the ejection of Satan out of the Gentile world, and out of the souls of men, through the ministry of the word; and of sin, and the lusts of it, when the King of glory enters in, so as that they shall not any more have dominion; though as the Canaanites were left in the land to be pricks and thorns in the eyes and sides of the Israelites, so indwelling sin remains in God's people to the distress of their souls, and the trial of their graces. The Papists are sometimes called the Heathens and Gentiles; and there will be a time when they shall be cast out, and be no more in the land, Psalm 10:16,

and planted it; the vine, the Israelites, in the land of Canaan; see Exodus 15:17. So saints are planted not only in Christ, the true vine, of which they are branches; but in a Gospel church state, where they flourish and become fruitful and pleasant plants, plants of renown; and being of the Lord's planting, he is glorified by them, and they shall never be rooted up, nor wither, but prosper and thrive; see Psalm 1:3.

(o) "fecisti proficisci", Paginus, Montanus, Vatablus. 8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psalm 80:8

"Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt." There it was in unfriendly soil: the waters of the Nile watered it not, but were as death to its shoots, while the inhabitants of the land despised it and trampled it down. Glorious was the right hand of the Lord when with power and great wonders he removed his pleasant plant in the teeth of those who sought its destruction. "Thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it." Seven nations were digged out to make space for the vine of the Lord; the old trees, which long had engrossed the soil were torn up root and branch; oaks of Bashan, and palm trees of Jericho were displaced for the chosen vine. It was securely placed in its appointed position with divine prudence and wisdom. Small in appearance, very dependent, exceeding weak, and apt to trail on the ground, yet the vine of Israel was chosen of the Lord, because he knew that by incessant care, and abounding skill, he could make of it a goodly fruitbearing plant.

continued...8-11. brought—or, "plucked up," as by roots, to be replanted.

a vine—(Ps 78:47). The figure (Isa 16:8) represents the flourishing state of Israel, as predicted (Ge 28:14), and verified (1Ki 4:20-25).80:8-16 The church is represented as a vine and a vineyard. The root of this vine is Christ, the branches are believers. The church is like a vine, needing support, but spreading and fruitful. If a vine do not bring forth fruit, no tree is so worthless. And are not we planted as in a well-cultivated garden, with every means of being fruitful in works of righteousness? But the useless leaves of profession, and the empty boughs of notions and forms, abound far more than real piety. It was wasted and ruined. There was a good reason for this change in God's way toward them. And it is well or ill with us, according as we are under God's smiles or frowns. When we consider the state of the purest part of the visible church, we cannot wonder that it is visited with sharp corrections. They request that God would help the vine. Lord, it is formed by thyself, and for thyself, therefore it may, with humble confidence, be committed to thyself.



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