79:1¤ O God, the heathens are come into thy inheritance, they have defiled thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit.
79:2They have given the dead bodies of thy servants to be meat for the fowls of the air: the flesh of thy saints for the beasts of the earth.
79:3They have poured out their blood as water, round about Jerusalem and there was none to bury them.
79:4We are become a reproach to our neighbours: a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
79:5How long, O Lord, wilt thou be angry for ever: shall thy zeal be kindled like a fire?
79:6Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee: and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
79:7Because they have devoured Jacob; and have laid waste his place.
79:8Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.
79:9Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name's sake:
79:10Lest they should say among the Gentiles: Where is their God? And let him be made known among the nations before our eyes, By the revenging the blood of thy servants, which hath been shed:
79:11Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before thee. According to the greatness of thy arm, take possession of the children of them that have been put to death.
79:12And render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom: the reproach wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
79:13But we thy people, and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thanks to thee for ever. We will shew forth thy praise, unto generation and generation.
80:1¤ Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth
80:2Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. Stir up thy might, and come to save us.
80:3Convert us, O God: and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved.
80:4O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy servant?
80:5How long wilt thou feed us with the bread of tears: and give us for our drink tears in measure?
80:6Thou hast made us to be a contradiction to our neighbours: and our enemies have scoffed at us.
80:7O God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be saved.
80:8Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.
80:9Thou wast the guide of its journey in its sight: thou plantedst the roots thereof, and it filled the land.
80:10The shadow of it covered the hills: and the branches thereof the cedars of God.
80:11It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto the river.
80:12Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they who pass by the way do pluck it?
80:13The boar out of the wood hath laid it waste: and a singular wild beast hath devoured it.
80:14Turn again, O God of hosts, look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vineyard:
80:15And perfect the same which thy right hand hath planted: and upon the son of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.
80:16Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
80:17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.
80:18And we depart not from thee, thou shalt quicken us: and we will call upon thy name.
80:19O Lord God of hosts, convert us and shew thy face, and we shall be saved.
81:1¤ Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob.
81:2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp.
81:3Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your solemnity.
81:4For it is a commandment in Israel, and a judgment to the God of Jacob.
81:5He ordained it for a testimony in Joseph, when he came out of the land of Egypt: he heard a tongue which he knew not.
81:6He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in baskets.
81:7Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: I heard thee in the secret place of tempest: I proved thee at the waters of contradiction.
81:8Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me,
81:9there shall be no new god in thee: neither shalt thou adore a strange god.
81:10For I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
81:11But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me.
81:12So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they shall walk in their own inventions.
81:13If my people had heard me: if Israel had walked in my ways:
81:14I should soon have humbled their enemies, and laid my hand on them that troubled them.
81:15The enemies of the Lord have lied to him: and their time shall be for ever.
81:16And he fed them with the fat of wheat, and filled them with honey out of the rock.