To the chief Musician. On Shoshannim-Eduth. Of Asaph. A Psalm.
1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that sittest between the cherubim, shine forth. 2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy strength, and come to our deliverance. 3O God#GodHebrew: Elohim restore us; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved. 4Jehovah, God#GodHebrew: Elohim of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people? 5Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure: 6Thou hast made us a strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies mock among themselves. 7Restore us, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim of hosts; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
8Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt; thou didst cast out the nations, and plant it: 9Thou preparedst space before it, and it took deep root, and filled the land; 10The mountains were covered with its shadow, and the branches thereof were like cedars of ·God#GodHebrew: El 11It sent out its boughs unto the sea, and its shoots unto the river. 12Why hast thou broken down its fences, so that all who pass by the way do pluck it? 13The boar out of the forest doth waste it, and the beast of the field doth feed off it. 14O God#GodHebrew: Elohim of hosts, return, we beseech thee; look down from the heavens, and behold, and visit this vine; 15Even the stock which thy right hand hath planted, and the young plant thou madest strong for thyself. 16It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou hast made strong for thyself. 18So will we not go back from thee. Revive us, and we will call upon thy name. 19Restore us, O Jehovah, God#GodHebrew: Elohim of hosts; cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.