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(80:1) For the Leader;
upon Shoshannim.
A testimony.
A Psalm of Asaph.
(80:2) Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
Thou that art enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
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(80:3) Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Thy might, and come to save us.
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(80:4) O God, restore us;
and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
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(80:5) O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt Thou be angry against the prayer of Thy people?
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(80:6) Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.
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(80:7) Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours;
and our enemies mock as they please.
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(80:8) O God of hosts, restore us;
and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
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(80:9) Thou didst pluck up a vine out of Egypt;
Thou didst drive out the nations, and didst plant it.
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(80:10) Thou didst clear a place before it, and it took deep root, and filled the land.
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(80:11) The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, and the mighty cedars with the boughs thereof.
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(80:12) She sent out her branches unto the sea, and her shoots unto the River.
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(80:13) Why hast Thou broken down her fences, so that all they that pass by the way do pluck her?
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(80:14) The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, that which moveth in the field feedeth on it.
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(80:15) O God of hosts, return, we beseech Thee;
look from heaven, and behold, and be mindful of this vine,
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(80:16) And of the stock which Thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that Thou madest strong for Thyself.
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(80:17) It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
they perish at the rebuke of Thy countenance.
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(80:18) Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand, upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself.
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(80:19) So shall we not turn back from Thee;
quicken Thou us, and we will call upon Thy name.
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(80:20) O LORD God of hosts, restore us;
cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.