Psalms 60

1

TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO SHUSHAN EDUTH. A MIKTAM OF DAVID; FOR INSTRUCTION; WHEN HE STROVE WITH ARAM-NAHARAIM AND WITH ARAM-ZOBAH, AND WHEN JOAB ON HIS RETURN STRUCK DOWN TWELVE THOUSAND OF EDOM IN THE VALLEY OF SALT. O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.

2

You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.

3

You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.

4

You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah

5

That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

6

God has spoken in his holiness: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

7

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.

8

Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."

9

Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

10

Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.

11

Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!

12

With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.