9 You plucked up a vine from Egypt; You expelled nations and planted it.
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ט גֶּפֶן מִמִּצְרַיִם תַּסִּיעַ תְּגָרֵשׁ גּוֹיִם וַתִּטָּעֶהָ׃
80:9 Thou didst pluck up a vine out of Egypt
In this psalm, Asaf employs a refrain asking Hashem to shine His infinite, glorious light upon His downtrodden people. He dreams of God’s miraculous and overt return to the people. Just as Hashem took the vine, representing the entire Nation of Israel, out of Egypt and re-planted it in Canaan, so too should they receive His immediate deliverance in a complete and absolute fashion. The psalmist repeats the nation’s desire for Hashem to shine His face upon them and bring them salvation. The next psalm, Psalm 81, records God’s response to this plea.