Lectionary Year B
November 28, 1999
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation


(FS) A. COMPARISON OF TRANSLATIONS

Here is a comparison of the Revised Standard Version (RSV), the New International Version (NIV), the Reina-Valera, Revision 1960 (R-V), and the Nueva Biblia Espanola (NBE). The Spanish versions have been translated into English.
VerseRSVNIVR-VNBE
2Stir up Thy might, and come and save us!Awaken your might; come and sav e us.Awaken your power ... and come to save us.awaken your might and come to save us
3, 7, 19let thy face shine, that we may be saved!make your face shine upon us, that we may be savedmake your face to shine, and we will be savedshow your shining face ans we shall be saved!
4Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry with thy people's prayers?O Lord God Almighty, how long will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?Lord, God of hosts, how long will you show your indignation against the prayer of your people?Lord, God of hosts, for how long will hide in the smoke while your people pray to you?
5Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tearsto drink in full measureYou have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlfulYou gave them bread of tears t eat, and to drink tears in great abundanceYou gave them weeping to eat, swallowsful of tears to drink.
6the scorn of our neighbors; and our enemies laugh among themselvesscource of contention to our neighbors, and our enemies mock uscorn of our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselvesfights of our neighbors, our enemies laugh at us
17But let thy right hand be upon the man of thy right hand, the son of man whom thou hast made strong for thyself!Let your hand rest on the man at your right side, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, upon the son of man who you have made firm for yourself.May your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the man to whom you gave power.
18Then we will never turn back from thee; give us life, and we will call on thy name!Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.Thus we will not separate from you; you will give us life, nd we will call on your name.We will not withdraw from you; give us life, so that we will call your name.


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