Psalms

Psalm 80 ©

1The Psalmist in his prayer complaineth of the miseries of the church. 8God's former favours are turned into judgments: 14a prayer for deliverance.

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To the chief Musician upon aShoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm 1of Asaph.

a Pss. 45; 60, titles.
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GIVE ear, bO cShepherd of Israel, thou that dleadest Joseph like a flock; thou that edwellest between the cherubims, fshine forth.

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Before gEphraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and 2come and save us.

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hTurn us again, O God, and icause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

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O jLORD God of hosts, how long 3wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

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Thou feedest them with kthe bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

k Ps. 42.3; 102.9. Is. 30.20. Ps. 77.15.
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Thou lmakest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

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mTurn us again, O God of hosts, and ncause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

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Thou hast brought a ovine out of Egypt: pthou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

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Thou qpreparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

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The rhills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the 4goodly cedars.

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She ssent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

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Why hast thou then tbroken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

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The uboar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

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Return, vwe beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

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And the wvineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the xbranch that thou madest strong for thyself.

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It is yburned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

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zLet thy hand be upon the aman of thy right hand, upon bthe son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

b Ps. 8.4,5.
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So cwill not we go back from thee: d*quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

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eTurn us again, O LORD God of hosts, fcause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

f v.1,3,7. Ps. 27.4,9; 44.3; 31.16.