To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Yisrael, You that leadest Joseph (Yosef) like a flock; You that dwellest between the cherubims (keruvim), shine forth.
2 Before Efrayim and Benjamin (Binyamin) and Menashsheh stir up Your strength, and come and save us.
3 Restore us, O God (Elohim), and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
4 O יהוה God of hosts (Elohei Tsevaot), how long wilt You be angry against the prayer of Your people?
5 You feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
6 You makest us a strife unto our neighbours; and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Restore us, O God of hosts (Elohei Tsevaot), and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt (Mitsrayim); You have cast out the heathens, and planted it.
9 You 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 have You 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 You, O God of hosts (Elohei Tsevaot); look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
15 And the vineyard which Your right hand hath planted, and the branch that You madest strong for Yourself.
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the Son of man (haMashiach) whom You madest strong for Yourself.
18 So will not we go back from You; quicken us, and we will call upon Your name.
19 Turn us again, O יהוה God of hosts (YHWH Elohei Tsevaot), cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.