For the leader; on shoshannim, eduth. Of Asaph. A psalm.

1 2Give ear, O shepherd of Israel who leads Joseph like a flock! Appear, You who are enthroned on the cherubim, 3at the head of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh! Rouse Your might and come to our help! 4Restore us, O God; show Your favor that we may be delivered. 5O LORD, God of hosts, how long will You be wrathful toward the prayers of Your people? 6You have fed them tears as their daily bread, made them drink great measures of tears. 7You set us at strife with our neighbors; our enemies mock us at will. 8O God of hosts, restore us; show Your favor that we may be delivered. 9You plucked up a vine from Egypt; You expelled nations and planted it. 10You cleared a place for it; it took deep root and filled the land. 11The mountains were covered by its shade, mighty cedars by its boughs. 12Its branches reached the sea, its shoots, the river. 13Why did You breach its wall so that every passerby plucks its fruit, 14wild boars gnaw at it, and creatures of the field feed on it? 15O God of hosts, turn again, look down from heaven and see; take note of that vine, 16the stock planted by Your right hand, the stem a Lit. “son.” you have taken as Your own. 17For it is burned by fire and cut down, perishing before Your angry blast. 18Grant Your help b Lit. “hand.” to the man at Your right hand, the one You have taken as Your own. 19We will not turn away from You; preserve our life that we may invoke Your name. 20O LORD, God of hosts, restore us; show Your favor that we may be delivered.


a Lit. “son.”

b Lit. “hand.”