God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.
For the choir director; set to El F870 Shoshannim; Eduth. F870 A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Oh, give ear, Shepherd R2525 of Israel,
You who lead Joseph R2526 like a flock;
You who are R2527 enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
2 Before Ephraim R2528 and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir R2529 up Your power
And come to save us!
3 O God, restore R2530 us
And cause R2531 Your face to shine upon us, and F871 we will be saved.
4 O LORD R2532 God of hosts,
How R2533 long will You be F872 angry with the prayer of Your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread R2534 of tears,
And You have made them to drink tears in large F873 measure.
6 You make us an F874 object of contention to R2535 our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 O God of hosts, restore us
And cause Your face to shine upon us, and F875 we will be saved.
8 You removed a vine R2536 from Egypt;
You drove R2537 out the nations F876 and planted R2538 it.
9 You cleared R2539 the ground before it,
And it took R2540 deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And the F877 cedars of God with its boughs. R2541
11 It was sending out its branches to R2542 the sea
And its shoots to the River.
12 Why have You broken R2543 down its hedges, F878
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
13 A boar from the forest eats R2544 it away
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.
14 O God of hosts, turn R2545 again now, we beseech You;
Look R2546 down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15 Even the shoot R2547 F879 which Your right hand has planted,
And on the son F880 whom You have strengthened F881 for Yourself.
16 It is burned R2548 with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke R2549 of Your countenance.
17 Let Your R2550 hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You made R2551 strong for Yourself.
18 Then we shall not turn R2552 back from You;
Revive R2553 us, and we will call upon Your name.
19 O LORD God of hosts, restore R2554 us;
Cause Your face to shine upon us, and F882 we will be saved.
F870: Lit shut up
F870: Lit shut up
F871: Or infirmity, the years of the right hand of the Most High
F872: Hebrew Y\AH/
F873: Lit arm
F874: Lit went
F875: Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
F876: Or law, teaching
F877: Lit make them known
F878: Or put right
F879: Or being
F880: Or wonderful works
F881: Lit flesh
F882: Or became infuriated
R2525: Psalms 23:1
R2526: Psalms 77:15; 78:67; Amos 5:15
R2527: Exodus 25:22; 1 Samuel 4:4; 2 Samuel 6:2; Psalms 99:1
R2528: Numbers 2:18-24
R2529: Psalms 35:23
R2530: Psalms 60:1; 80:7,19; 85:4; 126:1; Lamentations 5:21
R2531: Numbers 6:25; Psalms 4:6; 31:16
R2532: Psalms 59:5; 84:8
R2533: Psalms 79:5; 85:5
R2534: Psalms 42:3; 102:9; Isaiah 30:20
R2535: Psalms 44:13; 79:4
R2536: Psalms 80:15; Isaiah 5:1,2,7; Jeremiah 2:21; 12:10; Ezekiel 17:6; 19:10
R2537: Joshua 13:6; 2 Chronicles 20:7; Psalms 44:2; Acts 7:45
R2538: Jeremiah 11:17; 32:41; Ezekiel 17:23; Amos 9:15
R2539: Exodus 23:28; Joshua 24:12; Isaiah 5:2
R2540: Hosea 14:5
R2541: Genesis 49:22
R2542: Psalms 72:8
R2543: Psalms 89:40; Isaiah 5:5
R2544: Jeremiah 5:6
R2545: Psalms 90:13
R2546: Psalms 102:19; Isaiah 63:15
R2547: Psalms 80:8
R2548: 2 Chronicles 36:19; Psalms 74:8; Jeremiah 52:13
R2549: Psalms 39:11; 76:6
R2550: Psalms 89:21
R2551: Psalms 80:15
R2552: Isaiah 50:5
R2553: Psalms 71:20
R2554: Psalms 80:3