1To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. (Ex 25:22; 1Sa 4:4; 2Sa 6:2; Ps 50:1; Ps 50:2; Ps 60:1; Ps 77:20; Ps 78:67; Ps 81:5; Ps 95:7; Ps 99:1)2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! (Nu 2:18; Ps 35:23; Ps 118:14; Ps 118:21)3Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Nu 6:25; Ps 4:6; Ps 60:1; Ps 80:19; Ps 85:4; La 5:21)4O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? (Ps 59:5; Ps 74:10; Ps 79:5)5You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure. (1Ki 22:27; Ps 42:3; Ps 102:9; Isa 30:20)6You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. (Ps 44:13)7Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Ps 80:3)8You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. (Ps 44:2; Isa 5:1; Isa 27:2; Jer 2:21; Jer 12:10; Eze 17:6; Mt 21:33; Mr 12:1; Lu 20:9)9You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. (Jos 24:12)10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.11It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River. (Ps 72:8)12Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? (Ps 89:40; Isa 5:5)13The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it. (Jer 5:6)14Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, (Isa 63:15)15the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.16They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face! (Ps 39:11; Ps 76:6; Isa 33:12)17But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself! (Ps 89:21)18Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name! (Ps 71:20)19Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Ps 80:3; Ps 80:7)
New International Version
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 forth2before 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 smoulder 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 derision to our neighbours, 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, its shoots as far as the River.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 son 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.
King James Version
1To 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.2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.3Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.4O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?5Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.6Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.7Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.8Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.9Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.10The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.11She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.12Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?13The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.14Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;15And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.18So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
New International Reader’s Version
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 glory2to 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 neighbours 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 River Euphrates.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 honour the people at your right hand. May you honour 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.