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Psalms 80:8

    Psalms 80:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, and planted it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You took a vine out of Egypt: driving out the nations, and planting it in their land.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: Thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

    World English Bible

    You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt: thou didst drive out the nations, and plantedst it.

    Definitions for Psalms 80:8

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 80:8

    Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt - This is a most elegant metaphor, and every where well supported. The same similitude is used by Isaiah, Isaiah 5:1, etc.; by Jeremiah, Jeremiah 2:21; by Ezekiel, Ezekiel 17:5, Ezekiel 17:6; by Hosea, Hosea 10:1; by Joel, Joel 1:7; by Moses, Deuteronomy 32:32, Deuteronomy 32:33; and often by our Lord himself, Matthew 20:1, etc.; Matthew 21:33, etc.; Mark 12:1, etc. And this was the ordinary figure to represent the Jewish Church. We may remark several analogies here: -

    1. This vine was brought out of Egypt that it might be planted in a better and more favorable soil. The Israelites were brought out of their Egyptian bondage that they might be established in the land of Canaan, where they might grow and flourish, and worship the true God.

    2. When the husbandman has marked out a proper place for his vineyard, he hews down and roots up all other trees; gathers out the stones, brambles, etc., that might choke the young vines, and prevent them from being fruitful, So God cast out the heathen nations from the land of Canaan, that his pure worship might be established, and that there might not remain there any incitements to idolatry.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 80:8

    Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt - Referring to his people, under the image (which often occurs in the Scriptures) of a vine or vineyard. See the notes at Isaiah 5:1-7. Compare Jeremiah 2:21; Ezekiel 15:6; Matthew 20:1; Matthew 21:28, Matthew 21:33; Luke 13:6.

    Thou hast cast out the heathen - The nations; to wit, the nations that occupied the land of Canaan before the children of Israel dwelt there. See Psalm 2:1, note; Psalm 2:8, note; Psalm 77:15, note.

    And planted it - Thou hast established thy people there as one plants a vine in a field. See Psalm 44:2.