Amplified Bible

Psalm 80

God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Lilies, a Testimony.” A Psalm of Asaph.

1Hear us O Shepherd of Israel,
You who lead Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned above the cherubim [of the ark of the covenant], shine forth!

Before [a]Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power
And come to save us!

Restore us, O God;
Cause Your face to shine on us [with favor and approval], and we will be saved.


O Lord God of hosts,
How long will You be angry with the prayers of Your people?

You have fed them the bread of tears,
And You have made them drink [bitter] tears in abundance.

You make us an object of contention to our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh [at our suffering] among themselves.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
And cause Your face to shine on us [with favor and approval], and we will be saved.


You uprooted a vine (Israel) from Egypt;
You drove out the [Canaanite] nations and planted the vine [in Canaan].

You cleared away the ground before it,
And it took deep root and filled the land.
10 
The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And its branches were like the cedars of God.
11 
Israel sent out its branches to the [Mediterranean] Sea,
And its branches to the [Euphrates] River.
12 
Why have You broken down its [b]walls and hedges,
So that all who pass by pick its fruit?
13 
A boar from the woods eats it away,
And the insects of the field feed on it.

14 
Turn again [in favor to us], O God of hosts;
Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15 
Even the stock which Your right hand has planted,
And [look down on] the son that You have reared and strengthened for Yourself.
16 
It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Your [angry] appearance.
17 
Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself.
18 
Then we shall not turn back from You;
Revive us and we will call on Your name.
19 
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine on us [in favor and approval], and we shall be saved.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 80:2 It is believed that these three tribes represented all twelve tribes of Israel, Benjamin being incorporated into Judah, Manasseh inhabiting the country beyond the Jordan, and Ephraim the remainder of the land. It was natural for the Israelites to think of the three in one group, for they had camped together on the west side of the tabernacle during the years in the wilderness, and they were also the only descendants of Jacob’s wife Rachel.
  2. Psalm 80:12 I.e. dry-stone walls, built without mortar from loose stones in the fields.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 80

Ɔman foforoyɛ mpaebɔ

1Tie yɛn, O Israel guanhwɛfo; tie yɛn, wo nguan sohwɛfo panyin. Wo a wote w’ahengua a esi atakraboa ntaban so no, da wo ho adi kyerɛ Efraim, Benyamin ne Manase mmusuakuw no. Da w’ahoɔden adi; bra begye yɛn nkwa.

Fa yɛn san bra, O Onyankopɔn! Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na yebenya nkwa. Wo bo befuw wo nkurɔfo mpaebɔ akosi bere bɛn, Otumfoɔ Awurade Nyankopɔn? Woama yɛn awerɛhow sɛ yenni ne nusu kuruwa kɛse ma sɛ yɛnnom. Ma aman a atwa yɛn ho ahyia no nko yɛn asase no so; yɛn atamfo kasa tia yɛn.

San fa yɛn bra, Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn! Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na wobegye yɛn nkwa. Wode bobe fi Misraim bae. Wopamoo aman foforo bi fii hɔ na wuduaa wɔ wɔn asase so. Wusiesiee baabi sɛnea ebenyin. Ne ntini no kɔɔ asase mu na ɛtrɛtrɛw asase no so nyinaa. 10 Ɛde ne nhwini kata nkoko so na n’abaa no kata sida nnua so. 11 N’abaa dennanee koduu ɛpo so kɔe ara koduu asu Efrata so. 12 Adɛn nti na wubuu ban a atwa ho ahyia no? Mprempren, obiara a ɔbɛfa hɔ no betumi awia n’aba no bi; 13 na kɔkɔte tiatia so na wuram mmom awe.

14 Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn, dan w’ani hwɛ yɛn. Hwɛ yɛn fi soro hɔ; bra na begye wo nkurɔfo nkwa! 15 Begye bobe a wuduae na nkwa; saa bobe ketewa a woma enyin ahoɔden so no! 16 Yɛn atamfo ato mu gya atwa akyene; fa w’abufuw hwɛ wɔn na sɛe wɔn. 17 Hwɛ nnipa a woayi wɔn no so na bɔ wɔn ho ban; ɔman a wugyinaa no ahoɔden so no. 18 Yɛrennan yɛn ho mfi wo ho bio. Ma yɛn nkwa na yɛbɛkamfo wo.

19 Otumfoɔ Awurade Nyankopɔn, san fa yɛn bra. Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na wobegye yɛn nkwa.