Psalm 80 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen, Shepherd, Israel's Shepherd - get all your Joseph sheep together. Throw beams of light from your dazzling throne 1 Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth
2 So Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh can see where they're going. Get out of bed - you've slept long enough! Come on the run before it's too late. 2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.
3 God, come back! Smile your blessing smile: That will be our salvation. 3 Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
4 God, God of the angel armies, how long will you smolder like a sleeping volcano while your people call for fire and brimstone? 4 O LORD God Almighty, how long will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?
5 You put us on a diet of tears, bucket after bucket of salty tears to drink. 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
6 You make us look ridiculous to our friends; our enemies poke fun day after day. 6 You have made us a source of contention to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.
7 God of the angel armies, come back! Smile your blessing smile: That will be our salvation. 7 Restore us, O God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
8 Remember how you brought a young vine from Egypt, cleared out the brambles and briers and planted your very own vineyard? 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You prepared the good earth, you planted her roots deep; the vineyard filled the land. 9 You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.
10 Your vine soared high and shaded the mountains, even dwarfing the giant cedars. 10 The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Your vine ranged west to the Sea, east to the River. 11 It sent out its boughs to the Sea, its shoots as far as the River.
12 So why do you no longer protect your vine? Trespassers pick its grapes at will; 12 Why have you broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Wild pigs crash through and crush it, and the mice nibble away at what's left. 13 Boars from the forest ravage it and the creatures of the field feed on it.
14 God of the angel armies, turn our way! Take a good look at what's happened and attend to this vine. 14 Return to us, O God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,
15 Care for what you once tenderly planted - the vine you raised from a shoot. 15 the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.
16 And those who dared to set it on fire - give them a look that will kill! 16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
17 Then take the hand of your once-favorite child, the child you raised to adulthood. 17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 We will never turn our back on you; breathe life into our lungs so we can shout your name! 18 Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.
19 God, God of the angel armies, come back! Smile your blessing smile: That will be our salvation. 19 Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.