1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth!
2In the presence of Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, rouse your strength and come for our salvation!
3Restore us, O God. And make your face shine that we may be delivered!
4O Yahweh God of Armies, how long will you fume in anger against the prayer of your people?
5You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in threefold measure.
6You make us an object of contention to our neighbors. Yes, our enemies ridicule us among themselves.
7Restore us, O God of Armies. And make your face shine that we may be delivered!
8You uprooted a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations and replanted it.
9You cleared the ground before it. Then it took deep root and filled the land.
10The mountains were covered with its shadow. And its branches resembled the cedars of God.
11It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River Euphrates.
12Why have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass by the road may pluck from it?
13A boar from the forest ravages it. And a beast from the field feeds on it.
14Please restore us, O God of Armies. Look down from heaven and see, and visit this vine,
15yes, the shoot that your right hand planted, and on the son that you made strong for yourself.
16It is burned with fire. It is cut down. Let them perish from the rebuke of your presence!
17Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
18Then we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call upon your name.
19Restore us, O Yahweh God of Armies. Make your face shine that we may be delivered!