For the [music] director, according to [The] Lilies. A testimony. Of Asaph. A psalm.

A Prayer to Restore Israel

1 Give ear, O shepherd of Israel, [who] leads Joseph like a flock. Shine forth, [you who] sits [enthroned above] the cherubim.

References for Psalms 80:1

    • a 80:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up your power and come for our salvation.
      3 O God, restore us, and cause your face to shine that we may be saved.
      4 O Yahweh God [of] hosts, {how long will you be angry} against the prayer of your people?

      References for Psalms 80:4

        • b 80:4 - Literally "until when [your anger] smoke"
          5 You have fed them [the] bread of tears; you have given them tears to drink in full measure.

          References for Psalms 80:5

            • c 80:5 - The Hebrew "threefold" or "a third of a measure" is difficult
              6 You have made us [an object of] strife to our neighbors, and our enemies mock among themselves.
              7 O God [of] hosts, restore us and cause your face to shine that we may be saved.
              8 You uprooted a vine from Egypt; you drove out [the] nations and planted it.
              9 You prepared [a place] before it, and {it took deep root} and filled [the] land.

              References for Psalms 80:9

                • d 80:9 - Literally "its root rooted"
                  10 [The] mountains were covered with its shade, and [the] mighty cedars [with] its boughs.
                  11 It spread its branches to [the] sea and its shoots to [the] river.
                  12 Why have you broken down its walls, so that all [who] pass on [the] road pluck [fruit from] it?
                  13 Swine from the forests devour it and creatures of [the] field feed on it.

                  References for Psalms 80:13

                    • e 80:13 - Hebrew "devours"
                      14 Please return, O God [of] hosts. Observe from heaven and see, and pay attention to this vine,
                      15 even[the] stalk that your right hand planted, and concerning [the] shoot you strengthened for yourself.

                      References for Psalms 80:15

                          16 [It is] burned with fire, cut down. They perish at the rebuke of your face.
                          17 Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on [the] son of humankind [whom] you made strong for yourself.
                          18 Then we will not turn back from you. Restore us to life, and we will proclaim your name.
                          19 O Yahweh God [of] hosts, restore us; cause your face to shine that we may be saved.