Psalm 80
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God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.

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

1Listen, Shepherd of Israel,

Who leads Joseph like a flock;

You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

2Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, awaken Your power,

And come to save us!

3God, restore us

And make Your face shine upon us, [c]and we will be saved.

4LORD God of armies,

How long will You [d]be angry with the prayer of Your people?

5You have fed them with the bread of tears,

And You have made them drink tears in [e]large measure.

6You make us [f]an object of contention to our neighbors,

And our enemies laugh among themselves.

7God of armies, restore us

And make Your face shine upon us, [g]and we will be saved.

8You removed a vine from Egypt;

You drove out the [h]nations and planted it.

9You cleared the ground before it,

And it took deep root and filled the land.

10The mountains were covered with its shadow,

And [i]the cedars of God with its branches.

11It was sending out its branches to the sea

And its shoots to the Euphrates River.

12Why have You broken down its [j]hedges,

So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?

13A boar from the forest eats it away,

And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.

14God of armies, do turn back;

Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,

15The [k]shoot which Your right hand has planted,

And of the [l]son whom You have [m]strengthened for Yourself.

16It is burned with fire, it is cut down;

They perish from the rebuke of Your face.

17Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,

Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

18Then we will not turn back from You;

Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

19LORD God of armies, restore us;

Make Your face shine upon us, [n]and we will be saved.

[a] PSALM 80Title Possibly, to the Lilies
[b] PSALM 80Title Lit A testimony
[c] 3 Or that we may
[d] 4 Lit smoke against
[e] 5 Lit a third part of a
[f] 6 Lit strife to
[g] 7 Or that we may
[h] 8 Or Gentiles
[i] 10 Or its boughs are like the cedars of God
[j] 12 Or walls, fences
[k] 15 Or root
[l] 15 Or figuratively: branch
[m] 15 Or secured
[n] 19 Or that we may

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