Psalms 80
Psalm 80
A Prayer for Restoration
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”#Ps 45; 60; 69 A testimony of Asaph.#1Ch 16:5,7 A psalm.
1Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;#Ezk 34:11,16,31
you who sit enthroned between the cherubim,#Ps 99:1
shine#Dt 33:2; Ps 94:1 2on Ephraim,
Benjamin, and Manasseh.#Nm 2:17–24
Rally your power and come to save us.#Ps 35:23; 106:47; 118:25
3Restore us, God;
make your face shine on us,#Nm 6:25
so that we may be saved.#Ps 60:1; 85:4; Lm 5:21
4 Lord God of Armies,
how long will you be angry
with your people’s prayers?#Ps 74:10; 79:5; 85:5
5You fed them the bread of tears
and gave them a full measure#80:5 Lit a one-third measure
of tears to drink.#Ps 102:9; Is 30:20; Hs 9:4
6You put us at odds with our neighbors;
our enemies mock us.#Ps 44:13; 79:4
7Restore us, God of Armies;
make your face shine on us, so that we may be saved.#Ps 60:1; Lm 5:21
8You dug up a vine from Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.#Jr 2:21; 32:41
9You cleared a place for it;
it took root and filled the land.#Am 9:15
10The mountains were covered by its shade,
and the mighty cedars#80:10 Lit the cedars of God with its branches.#Ezk 17:22–24
11It sent out sprouts toward the Sea#80:11 = the Mediterranean
and shoots toward the River.#80:11 = the Euphrates#Ex 23:31; Dt 11:24; Ps 72:8
12Why have you broken down its walls
so that all who pass by pick its fruit?#Ps 89:40; Is 5:5
13Boars from the forest tear at it
and creatures of the field feed on it.#Jr 5:6
14Return, God of Armies.#Ps 6:4; 90:13
Look down from heaven and see;
take care of this vine,
15the root#80:15 Hb obscure your right hand planted,
the son#80:15 Or shoot that you made strong for yourself.#Is 63:15
16It was cut down and burned;
they#80:16 Or may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.#Ps 39:11; 76:6; Is 33:12
17Let your hand be with the man at your right hand,
with the son of man
you have made strong for yourself.#Ps 89:21
18Then we will not turn away from you;
revive us, and we will call on your name.#Ps 71:20; 85:6
19Restore us, Lord, God of Armies;#Ps 60:1; 85:4; Lm 5:21
make your face shine on us, so that we may be saved.#Mal 1:9

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