King James Version

Psalm 80

1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 80

Psalm 80

For the director of music. A psalm of Asaph to the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.”

Shepherd of Israel, hear us.
    You lead the people of Joseph like a flock.
    You sit on your throne between the cherubim.
Show your glory
    to the people of Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Call your strength into action.
    Come and save us.

God, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.

Lord God, you rule over all.
    How long will you be angry?
    Will you be angry with your people even when they pray to you?
You have given us tears as our food.
    You have made us drink tears by the bowlful.
You have let our neighbors mock us.
    Our enemies laugh at us.

God who rules over all, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.

You brought Israel out of Egypt.
    Israel was like a vine.
After you drove the nations out of Canaan,
    you planted the vine in their land.
You prepared the ground for it.
    It took root and spread out over the whole land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade.
    The shade of its branches covered the mighty cedar trees.
11 Your vine sent its branches out all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
    They reached as far as the Euphrates River.

12 Why have you broken down the walls around your vine?
    Now all who pass by it can pick its grapes.
13 Wild pigs from the forest destroy it.
    Insects from the fields feed on it.
14 God who rules over all, return to us!
    Look down from heaven and see us!
Watch over your vine.
15     Guard the root you have planted with your powerful right hand.
    Take care of the branch you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine has been cut down and burned in the fire.
    You have been angry with us, and we are dying.
17 May you honor the people at your right hand.
    May you honor the nation you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we won’t turn away from you.
    Give us new life. We will worship you.

19 Lord God who rules over all, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.