Psalm 80
International Standard VersionNew International Version
1Shepherd of Israel, listen! The one who leads Joseph like a flock, the one enthroned on the cherubim, display your glory. 1For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lilies of the Covenant." Of Asaph. A psalm. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth
2Reveal your power before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, then come to our rescue.2before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.
3God, restore us, show your favor and deliver us.3Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
4LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, when will your smoldering anger toward your people's prayers cease? 4How long, LORD God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?
5You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.5You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
6You have set us at strife against our neighbors and our enemies deride us.6You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.
7God of the Heavenly Armies, restore us and show your favor, so we may be delivered.7Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
8You uprooted a vine from Egypt, and drove out nations to transplant it.8You transplanted a vine from Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.
9You cleared the ground so that its roots grew and filled the land.9You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.
10Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
11Its branches spread out to the Mediterranean Sea and its shoots to the Euphrates River.11Its branches reached as far as the Sea, its shoots as far as the River.
12Why did you break down its walls so that those who pass by pluck its fruits? 12Why have you broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13Wild boars of the forest gnaw at it, and creatures of the field feed on it.13Boars from the forest ravage it, and insects from the fields feed on it.
14God of the Heavenly Armies, return! Look down from heaven and see. Show care toward this vine.14Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,
15The root that your right hand planted, the shoot that you tended for yourself,15the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.
16was burned with fire, cut off, and destroyed on account of your rebuke.16Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
17May you support the man at your right hand; the son of man whom you have raised for yourself.17Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18Then we will not turn away from you. Restore us, so we can call upon your name.18Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.
19God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered.19Restore us, LORD God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Psalm 79
Top of Page
Top of Page