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Psalms 80

Psalms 80:1  
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Psalms 80:2  
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

Psalms 80:3  
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psalms 80:4  
O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Psalms 80:5  
Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Psalms 80:6  
Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalms 80:7  
Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Psalms 80:8  
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

Psalms 80:9  
Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

Psalms 80:10  
The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

Psalms 80:11  
She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

Psalms 80:12  
Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Psalms 80:13  
The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

Psalms 80:14  
Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

Psalms 80:15  
And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

Psalms 80:16  
It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Psalms 80:17  
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

Psalms 80:18  
So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psalms 80:19  
Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.


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