Psalm 80
International Standard VersionNew Living Translation
1Shepherd of Israel, listen! The one who leads Joseph like a flock, the one enthroned on the cherubim, display your glory. 1Please listen, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph’s descendants like a flock. O God, enthroned above the cherubim, display your radiant glory
2Reveal your power before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, then come to our rescue.2to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to rescue us!
3God, restore us, show your favor and deliver us.3Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
4LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, when will your smoldering anger toward your people's prayers cease? 4O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, how long will you be angry with our prayers?
5You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.5You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.
6You have set us at strife against our neighbors and our enemies deride us.6You have made us the scorn of neighboring nations. Our enemies treat us as a joke.
7God of the Heavenly Armies, restore us and show your favor, so we may be delivered.7Turn us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
8You uprooted a vine from Egypt, and drove out nations to transplant it.8You brought us from Egypt like a grapevine; you drove away the pagan nations and transplanted us into your land.
9You cleared the ground so that its roots grew and filled the land.9You cleared the ground for us, and we took root and filled the land.
10Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.10Our shade covered the mountains; our branches covered the mighty cedars.
11Its branches spread out to the Mediterranean Sea and its shoots to the Euphrates River.11We spread our branches west to the Mediterranean Sea; our shoots spread east to the Euphrates River.
12Why did you break down its walls so that those who pass by pluck its fruits? 12But now, why have you broken down our walls so that all who pass by may steal our fruit?
13Wild boars of the forest gnaw at it, and creatures of the field feed on it.13The wild boar from the forest devours it, and the wild animals feed on it.
14God of the Heavenly Armies, return! Look down from heaven and see. Show care toward this vine.14Come back, we beg you, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Look down from heaven and see our plight. Take care of this grapevine
15The root that your right hand planted, the shoot that you tended for yourself,15that you yourself have planted, this son you have raised for yourself.
16was burned with fire, cut off, and destroyed on account of your rebuke.16For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown.
17May you support the man at your right hand; the son of man whom you have raised for yourself.17Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.
18Then we will not turn away from you. Restore us, so we can call upon your name.18Then we will never abandon you again. Revive us so we can call on your name once more.
19God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered.19Turn us again to yourself, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
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Psalm 79
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