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.

New International Version

Psalm 80

Psalm 80[a]

For 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 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken your might;
    come and save us.

Restore us, O God;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

How long, Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smolder
    against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
You have made us an object of derision[b] to our neighbors,
    and our enemies mock us.

Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
You cleared the ground for it,
    and it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the Sea,[c]
    its shoots as far as the River.[d]

12 Why have you broken down its walls
    so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
13 Boars from the forest ravage it,
    and insects from the fields feed on it.
14 Return to us, God Almighty!
    Look down from heaven and see!
Watch over this vine,
15     the root your right hand has planted,
    the son[e] you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;
    at your rebuke your people perish.
17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 80:1 In Hebrew texts 80:1-19 is numbered 80:2-20.
  2. Psalm 80:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text contention
  3. Psalm 80:11 Probably the Mediterranean
  4. Psalm 80:11 That is, the Euphrates
  5. Psalm 80:15 Or branch