Psalm 80
A Prayer for Restoration
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”80:0 Ps 45; 60; 69 A testimony of Asaph.80:0 1Ch 16:5,7 A psalm.
1Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;80:1 Ezk 34:11,16,31
you who sit enthroned between the cherubim,80:1 Ps 99:1
shine80:1 Dt 33:2; Ps 94:1
2on Ephraim,
Benjamin, and Manasseh.80:2 Nm 2:17–24
Rally your power and come to save us.80:2 Ps 35:23; 106:47; 118:25
3Restore us, God;
make your face shine on us,80:3 Nm 6:25
so that we may be saved.80:3 Ps 60:1; 85:4; Lm 5:21

4 Lord God of Armies,
how long will you be angry
with your people’s prayers?80:4 Ps 74:10; 79:5; 85:5
5You fed them the bread of tears
and gave them a full measure80:5 Lit a one-third measure
of tears to drink.80:5 Ps 102:9; Is 30:20; Hs 9:4
6You put us at odds with our neighbors;
our enemies mock us.80:6 Ps 44:13; 79:4
7Restore us, God of Armies;
make your face shine on us, so that we may be saved.80:7 Ps 60:1; Lm 5:21

8You dug up a vine from Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.80:8 Jr 2:21; 32:41
9You cleared a place for it;
it took root and filled the land.80:9 Am 9:15
10The mountains were covered by its shade,
and the mighty cedars80:10 Lit the cedars of God with its branches.80:10 Ezk 17:22–24
11It sent out sprouts toward the Sea80:11 = the Mediterranean
and shoots toward the River.80:11 = the Euphrates80:11 Ex 23:31; Dt 11:24; Ps 72:8

12Why have you broken down its walls
so that all who pass by pick its fruit?80:12 Ps 89:40; Is 5:5
13Boars from the forest tear at it
and creatures of the field feed on it.80:13 Jr 5:6
14Return, God of Armies.80:14 Ps 6:4; 90:13
Look down from heaven and see;
take care of this vine,
15the root80:15 Hb obscure your right hand planted,
the son80:15 Or shoot that you made strong for yourself.80:14–15 Is 63:15
16It was cut down and burned;
they80:16 Or may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.80:16 Ps 39:11; 76:6; Is 33:12
17Let your hand be with the man at your right hand,
with the son of man
you have made strong for yourself.80:17 Ps 89:21
18Then we will not turn away from you;
revive us, and we will call on your name.80:18 Ps 71:20; 85:6
19Restore us, Lord, God of Armies;80:19 Ps 60:1; 85:4; Lm 5:21
make your face shine on us, so that we may be saved.80:19 Mal 1:9