PSALM 80[B] Prayer to Restore God’s Vineyard 80 1For the leader; according to “Lilies.” Eduth.[C] A psalm of Asaph. I 2O Shepherd of Israel, lend an ear, you who guide Joseph like a flock! Seated upon the cherubim, shine forth 3upon Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Stir up your power, and come to save us. 4O God, restore us; light up your face and we shall be saved. II 5LORD of hosts, how long will you smolder in anger while your people pray? 6You have fed them the bread of tears, made them drink tears in great measure.[D] 7You have left us to be fought over by our neighbors; our enemies deride us. 8O God of hosts, restore us; light up your face and we shall be saved. III 9You brought a vine[E] out of Egypt; you drove out nations and planted it. 10You cleared out what was before it; it took deep root and filled the land. 11The mountains were covered by its shadow, the cedars of God by its branches. 12It sent out its boughs as far as the sea,[F] its shoots as far as the river.[G] 13Why have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? 14The boar from the forest strips the vine; the beast of the field feeds upon it. 15Turn back again, God of hosts; look down from heaven and see; Visit this vine, 16the stock your right hand has planted, and the son[H] whom you made strong for yourself. 17Those who would burn or cut it down— may they perish at your rebuke. 18May your hand be with the man on your right,[I] with the son of man whom you made strong for yourself. 19Then we will not withdraw from you; revive us, and we will call on your name. 20LORD God of hosts, restore us; light up your face and we shall be saved.
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