Psalm 80 (Lexham English Bible)

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

A Prayer to Restore Israel

1 aGive ear, O shepherd of Israel, [who] leads Joseph like a flock. Shine forth, [you who] sits [enthroned above] the cherubim. 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}b against the prayer of your people? 5 You have fed them [the] bread of tears; you have given them tears to drink in full measure.c 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}d and filled [the] land. 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 devoure it and creatures of [the] field feed on it. 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] shootf you strengthened for yourself. 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.
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