New International Reader's Version

Psalm 80:1-19

Psalm 80

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

1Shepherd of Israel, hear us.

You lead the people of Joseph like a flock.

You sit on your throne between the cherubim.

Show your glory

2to the people of Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Call your strength into action.

Come and save us.

3God, make us new again.

May you be pleased with us.

Then we will be saved.

4Lord God, you rule over all.

How long will you be angry?

Will you be angry with your people even when they pray to you?

5You have given us tears as our food.

You have made us drink tears by the bowlful.

6You have let our neighbors mock us.

Our enemies laugh at us.

7God who rules over all, make us new again.

May you be pleased with us.

Then we will be saved.

8You 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.

9You prepared the ground for it.

It took root and spread out over the whole land.

10The mountains were covered with its shade.

The shade of its branches covered the mighty cedar trees.

11Your vine sent its branches out all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

They reached as far as the Euphrates River.

12Why have you broken down the walls around your vine?

Now all who pass by it can pick its grapes.

13Wild pigs from the forest destroy it.

Insects from the fields feed on it.

14God who rules over all, return to us!

Look down from heaven and see us!

Watch over your vine.

15Guard the root you have planted with your powerful right hand.

Take care of the branch you have raised up for yourself.

16Your vine has been cut down and burned in the fire.

You have been angry with us, and we are dying.

17May you honor the people at your right hand.

May you honor the nation you have raised up for yourself.

18Then we won’t turn away from you.

Give us new life. We will worship you.

19Lord God who rules over all, make us new again.

May you be pleased with us.

Then we will be saved.

New International Version

Psalms 80:1-19

Psalm 80In Hebrew texts 80:1-19 is numbered 80:2-20.

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

1Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,

you who lead Joseph like a flock.

You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,

shine forth 2before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

Awaken your might;

come and save us.

3Restore us, O God;

make your face shine on us,

that we may be saved.

4How long, Lord God Almighty,

will your anger smolder

against the prayers of your people?

5You have fed them with the bread of tears;

you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.

6You have made us an object of derision80:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text contention to our neighbors,

and our enemies mock us.

7Restore us, God Almighty;

make your face shine on us,

that we may be saved.

8You transplanted a vine from Egypt;

you drove out the nations and planted it.

9You cleared the ground for it,

and it took root and filled the land.

10The mountains were covered with its shade,

the mighty cedars with its branches.

11Its branches reached as far as the Sea,80:11 Probably the Mediterranean

its shoots as far as the River.80:11 That is, the Euphrates

12Why have you broken down its walls

so that all who pass by pick its grapes?

13Boars from the forest ravage it,

and insects from the fields feed on it.

14Return to us, God Almighty!

Look down from heaven and see!

Watch over this vine,

15the root your right hand has planted,

the son80:15 Or branch you have raised up for yourself.

16Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;

at your rebuke your people perish.

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;

revive us, and we will call on your name.

19Restore us, Lord God Almighty;

make your face shine on us,

that we may be saved.