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)

60:5 Deliver by your power 17  and answer me, 18 

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.

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