Restore Us, O God

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You Who lead Joseph like a flock; You Who sit enthroned upon the cherubim [of the ark of the covenant], shine forth

1 Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

1 {To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph.} Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

1 For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”(a) A testimony of Asaph.(A) A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,who leads Joseph like a flock;(B)You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,(C)rise up(D)

1 Shepherd of Israel, listen! The one who leads Joseph like a flock, the one enthroned on the cherubim, display your glory.

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh! Stir up Your might, and come to save us!

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power And come to save us!

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

2 before Ephraim,Benjamin, and Manasseh.(b)(E)Rally Your power and come to save us.(F)

2 Reveal your power before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, then come to our rescue.

3 Restore us again, O God; and cause Your face to shine [in pleasure and approval on us], and we shall be saved!

3 O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

3 Restore us, God;look on us with favor,and we will be saved.(G)

3 God, restore us, show your favor and deliver us.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long will You be angry with Your people's prayers?

4 O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?

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

4 Lord God of Hosts,how long will You be angrywith Your people’s prayers?(H)

4 LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, when will your smoldering anger toward your people's prayers cease?

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and You have given them tears to drink in large measure.

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.

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

5 You fed them the bread of tearsand gave them a full measure(c)of tears to drink.(I)

5 You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

6 You make us a strife and scorn to our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.

6 You make us an object of contention to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.

6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

6 You make us quarrel with our neighbors;our enemies make fun of us.(J)

6 You have set us at strife against our neighbors and our enemies deride us.

7 Restore us again, O God of hosts; and cause Your face to shine [upon us with favor as of old], and we shall be saved!

7 O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

7 Restore us, God of Hosts;look on us with favor, and we will be saved.(K)

7 God of the Heavenly Armies, restore us and show your favor, so we may be delivered.

8 You brought a vine [Israel] out of Egypt; You drove out the [heathen] nations and planted it [in Canaan].

8 You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

8 You uprooted a vine from Egypt;You drove out the nations and planted it.(L)

8 You uprooted a vine from Egypt, and drove out nations to transplant it.

9 You prepared room before it, and it took deep root and it filled the land.

9 You cleared the ground before it, And it took deep root and filled the land.

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

9 You cleared a place for it;it took root and filled the land.(M)

9 You cleared the ground so that its roots grew and filled the land.

10 The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs of it were like the great cedars [cedars of God].

10 The mountains were covered with its shadow, And the cedars of God with its boughs.

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

10 The mountains were covered by its shade,and the mighty cedars(d) with its branches.(N)

10 Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.

11 [Israel] sent out its boughs to the [Mediterranean] Sea and its branches to the [Euphrates] River.

11 It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River.

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

11 It sent out sprouts toward the Sea(e)and shoots toward the River.(f)(O)

11 Its branches spread out to the Mediterranean Sea and its shoots to the Euphrates River.

12 Why have You broken down its hedges and walls so that all who pass by pluck from its fruit?

12 Why have You broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?

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

12 Why have You broken down its wallsso that all who pass by pick its fruit?(P)

12 Why did you break down its walls so that those who pass by pluck its fruits?

13 The boar out of the wood wastes it and the wild beast of the field feeds on it.

13 A boar from the forest eats it away And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.

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

13 The boar from the forest tears itand creatures of the field feed on it.(Q)

13 Wild boars of the forest gnaw at it, and creatures of the field feed on it.

14 Turn again, we beseech You, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven and see, visit, and have regard for this vine!

14 O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,

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

14 Return, God of Hosts.(R)Look down from heaven and see;take care of this vine,

14 God of the Heavenly Armies, return! Look down from heaven and see. Show care toward this vine.

15 [Protect and maintain] the stock which Your right hand planted, and the branch (the son) that You have reared and made strong for Yourself.

15 Even the shoot which Your right hand has planted, And on the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself.

15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

15 the root(g) Your right hand has planted,the shoot(h) that You made strong for Yourself.(S)

15 The root that your right hand planted, the shoot that you tended for yourself,

16 They have burned it with fire, it is cut down; may they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.

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

16 It was cut down and burned up;(i)they(j) perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.(T)

16 was burned with fire, cut off, and destroyed on account of your rebuke.

17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself.

17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

17 Let Your hand be with the man at Your right hand,with the son of manYou have made strong for Yourself.(U)

17 May you support the man at your right hand; the son of man whom you have raised for yourself.

18 Then will we not depart from You; revive us (give us life) and we will call upon Your name.

18 Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

18 Then we will not turn away from You;revive us, and we will call on Your name.(V)

18 Then we will not turn away from you. Restore us, so we can call upon your name.

19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine [in pleasure, approval, and favor on us], and we shall be saved!

19 O LORD God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

19 Restore us, Yahweh, the God of Hosts;(W)look on us with favor, and we will be saved.(X)

19 God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered. For the Director: On the Gittith. By Asaph.

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