Psalm 80
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 80

Prayer for Israel’s Restoration

To the leader: on Lilies, a Covenant. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth
2    before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might,
    and come to save us!

3Restore us, O God;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved.

4O Lord God of hosts,
    how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
5You have fed them with the bread of tears,
    and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6You make us the scorn[a] of our neighbors;
    our enemies laugh among themselves.

7Restore us, O God of hosts;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved.

8You brought a vine out of Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
9You cleared the ground for it;
    it took deep root and filled the land.
10The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches;
11it sent out its branches to the sea,
    and its shoots to the River.
12Why then have you broken down its walls,
    so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
13The boar from the forest ravages it,
    and all that move in the field feed on it.

14Turn again, O God of hosts;
    look down from heaven, and see;
have regard for this vine,
15    the stock that your right hand planted.[b]
16They have burned it with fire, they have cut it down;[c]
    may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
17But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand,
    the one whom you made strong for yourself.
18Then we will never turn back from you;
    give us life, and we will call on your name.

19Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved.


  1. Psalm 80:6 Syr: Heb strife
  2. Psalm 80:15 Heb adds from verse 17 and upon the one whom you made strong for yourself
  3. Psalm 80:16 Cn: Heb it is cut down
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