¶ 1 To him that excelleth on Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalme committed to Asaph. Heare, O thou Shepheard of Israel, thou that leadest Ioseph like sheepe: shewe thy brightnes, thou that sittest betweene the Cherubims.
5 Thou hast fedde them with the bread of teares, and giuen them teares to drinke with great measure.
10 The mountaines were couered with the shadowe of it, and the boughes thereof were like the goodly cedars.
12 Why hast thou then broken downe her hedges, so that all they, which passe by the way, haue plucked her?
13 The wilde bore out of the wood hath destroyed it, and the wilde beastes of the fielde haue eaten it vp.
14 Returne we beseech thee, O God of hostes: looke downe from heauen and beholde and visite this vine,
15 And the vineyard, that thy right hand hath planted, and the young vine, which thou madest strong for thy selfe.
17 Let thine hande be vpon the man of thy right hande, and vpon the sonne of man, whome thou madest strong for thine owne selfe.