New English Translation
For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a psalm of Asaph.
1 O shepherd of Israel, pay attention, you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep! You who sit enthroned above the winged angels, reveal your splendor!
2 In the sight of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh reveal your power! Come and deliver us!
3 O God, restore us! Smile on us! Then we will be delivered!
4 O LORD God, invincible warrior! How long will you remain angry at your people while they pray to you?
5 You have given them tears as food; you have made them drink tears by the measure.
6 You have made our neighbors dislike us, and our enemies insult us.
7 O God, invincible warrior, restore us! Smile on us! Then we will be delivered!
8 You uprooted a vine from Egypt; you drove out nations and transplanted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it; it took root, and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered by its shadow, the highest cedars by its branches.
11 Its branches reached the Mediterranean Sea, and its shoots the Euphrates River.
12 Why did you break down its walls, so that all who pass by pluck its fruit?
13 The wild boars of the forest ruin it; the insects of the field feed on it.
14 O God, invincible warrior, come back! Look down from heaven and take notice! Take care of this vine,
15 the root your right hand planted, the shoot you made to grow!
16 It is burned and cut down. They die because you are displeased with them. 17 May you give support to the one you have chosen, to the one whom you raised up for yourself!
18 Then we will not turn away from you. Revive us and we will pray to you!
19 O LORD God, invincible warrior, restore us! Smile on us! Then we will be delivered!
King James Version
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.
3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
4 O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.