Psalms 80 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 80


Psalms 80:1

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that sittest [above] the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalms 80:2

Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy might, And come to 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 Jehovah God of hosts, How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Psalms 80:5

Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.

Psalms 80:6

Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors; 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 broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

Psalms 80:9

Thou preparedst [room] before it, And it took deep root, and filled the land.

Psalms 80:10

The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were [like] cedars of God.

Psalms 80:11

It sent out its branches unto the sea, And its shoots unto the River.

Psalms 80:12

Why hast thou broken down its walls, So that all they that pass by the way do pluck it?

Psalms 80:13

The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, And the wild beasts of the field feed on it.

Psalms 80:14

Turn again, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: Look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine,

Psalms 80:15

And the stock which thy right hand 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 shall we not go back from thee: Quicken thou us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psalms 80:19

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

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