You turn us, O LORD, You shine on us. Without You there is no salvation.
A METAPHOR OF A VINE.
Psalm 80:1-2; Psalm 80:8-19.
There are two metaphors in this Psalm: that of God as Shepherd (Psalm 80:1-7), and that of Israel as a vine (Psalm 80:8-16). It is upon the second of these that I wish to concentrate our attention. But first we must remind ourselves of the