Bible: Psalm 60
Psalm 60 1
60:1 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 2 a prayer 3 of David written to instruct others. 4 It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 5 12,000 Edomites 6 in the Valley of Salt. 7
O God, you have rejected us. 8
You suddenly turned on us in your anger. 9
Please restore us! 10
60:2 You made the earth quake; you split it open. 11
Repair its breaches, for it is ready to fall. 12
60:3 You have made your people experience hard times; 13
you have made us drink intoxicating wine. 14
60:4 You have given your loyal followers 15 a rallying flag,
so that they might seek safety from the bow. 16 (Selah)
so that the ones you love may be safe. 19
60:6 God has spoken in his sanctuary: 20
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem;
the Valley of Succoth I will measure off. 21
60:7 Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh! 22
Ephraim is my helmet, 23
Judah my royal scepter. 24
60:8 Moab is my washbasin. 25
I will make Edom serve me. 26
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.” 27
60:9 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom? 28
60:10 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
60:11 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile. 29
60:12 By God’s power we will conquer; 30
he will trample down 31 our enemies.