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Psalm 80 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Prayer for Israel’s Restoration
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:1 - To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.”[fn] A Testimony[fn] of Asaph. A Psalm.

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
You who lead Joseph like a flock;
You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:2 - Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,
Stir up Your strength,
And come and save us!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:3 - Restore us, O God;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:4 - O LORD God of hosts,
How long will You be angry
Against the prayer of Your people?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:5 - You have fed them with the bread of tears,
And given them tears to drink in great measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:6 - You have made us a strife to our neighbors,
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:7 - Restore us, O God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:8 - You have brought a vine out of Egypt;
You have cast out the nations, and planted it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:9 - You prepared room for it,
And caused it to take deep root,
And it filled the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:10 - The hills were covered with its shadow,
And the mighty cedars with its boughs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:11 - She sent out her boughs to the Sea,[fn]
And her branches to the River.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:12 - Why have You broken down her hedges,
So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:13 - The boar out of the woods uproots it,
And the wild beast of the field devours it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:14 - Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts;
Look down from heaven and see,
And visit this vine
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:15 - And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted,
And the branch that You made strong for Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:16 - It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:17 - Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:18 - Then we will not turn back from You;
Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:19 - Restore us, O LORD God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Shoshannim
Hebrew Eduth
That is, the Mediterranean
That is, the Euphrates

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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