1 “To the chief musician upon Shoshannim; an 'Eduth by Assaph; a psalm.” (80:2) O Shepherd of Israel, give ear, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
2 (80:3) Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Menasseh awaken thy might, and come to our help.
3 (80:4) O God, cause us to return, and let thy countenance shine, that we may be saved.
4 (80:5) O Lord of hosts, how long shall thy anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?
5 (80:6) Thou feedest them with the bread of tears, and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6 (80:7) Thou renderest us a contest unto our neighbors: and our enemies hold derision among themselves.
7 (80:8) O God of hosts, cause us to return, and let thy countenance shine, that we may be saved.
8 (80:9) A vine didst thou remove out of Egypt: thou drovest out nations, and plantedst it.
9 (80:10) Thou didst clear out a place before it, and it struck its root deeply, and it filled the land.
10 (80:11) Mountains were covered with its shadow, and with its boughs the cedars of God.
11 (80:12) It sent out its tendrils as far as the sea, and unto the river its suckers.
12 (80:13) Wherefore hast thou now broken down its fences, so that all who pass by the way pluck the fruit from it?
13 (80:14) The boar out of the forest doth gnaw at it, and what moveth on the field feedeth on it.
14 (80:15) O God of hosts, return; I pray thee, look down from heaven, and behold, and think of this vine;
15 (80:16) And of the sprout which thy right hand hath planted, and of the branch that thou hast made strong for thyself.
16 (80:17) It is burnt with fire, it is hewn down; because of the rebuke of thy countenance do they perish.
17 (80:18) Let thy hand be over the man of thy right hand, over the son of man whom thou hast made strong for thyself.
18 (80:19) Then will we not swerve from thee: revive us again, and we will call on thy name.
19 (80:20) O Lord God of hosts, cause us to return: let thy countenance shine, that we may be saved.