Psalm 60:7
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New International Version
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.

New Living Translation
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh, too. Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors, and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.

English Standard Version
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.

New American Standard Bible
"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.

King James Bible
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, and Ephraim is My helmet; Judah is My scepter.

International Standard Version
Gilead belongs to me, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is my helmet, and Judah my scepter.

NET Bible
Gilead belongs to me, as does Manasseh! Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my royal scepter.

New Heart English Bible
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the defense of my head. Judah is my scepter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim, the champion of Captains; Yehuda my King.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is the helmet on my head. Judah is my scepter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.

New American Standard 1977
“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
            Ephraim also is the helmet of My head;
            Judah is My scepter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

King James 2000 Bible
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the helmet for my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

American King James Version
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

American Standard Version
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim is the strength of my head. Juda is my king:

Darby Bible Translation
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;

English Revised Version
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of mine head; Judah is my sceptre.

Webster's Bible Translation
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

World English Bible
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the defense of my head. Judah is my scepter.

Young's Literal Translation
Mine is Gilead, and mine is Manasseh, And Ephraim is the strength of my head, Judah is my lawgiver,
Study Bible
With God We Gain the Victory
6God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth. 7"Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter. 8"Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!"…
Cross References
Genesis 49:10
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

Numbers 34:19
"These are the names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

Deuteronomy 33:17
"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox; With them he will push the peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh."

Joshua 13:31
also half of Gilead, with Ashtaroth and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the sons of Machir according to their families.

1 Chronicles 5:2
Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
Treasury of Scripture

Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Gilead

Joshua 17:1,5,6 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn …

1 Chronicles 12:19,37 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines …

strength

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are …

1 Samuel 28:2 And David said to Achish, Surely you shall know what your servant …

Judah

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

(7) Gilead and Manasseh on the east of Jordan, and Ephraim and Judah on the west, are employed to denote the whole dominion.

Strength of mine head . . .--i.e., the helmet, or possibly with reminiscence of the patriarchal blessing on Joseph, Deuteronomy 33:17.

Lawgiver.--In Hebrew a participle of verb meaning to cut or engrave, and is applied as here to the lawmaker (comp. Deuteronomy 33:21), or to the staff or sceptre which was the emblem of law, Genesis 49:10, Numbers 21:18. The LXX. and Vulg. have "my king."

Verse 7. - Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. Gilead was an old name for the territory beyond the Jordan (Genesis 37:25), especially the more northern portion of it. Manasseh had a portion of this territory assigned to him (Numbers 32:39-42; Joshua 17:1). But Manasseh had also a large inheritance on the western side of Jordan (Joshua 17:7-11). It is not quite clear whether both the divisions of Manasseh, or the eastern one only, is here intended. Ephraim also is the strength of mine head. Ephraim was the most important of the tribes next to Judah, and held the central position in the western region, forming the main strength of the northern kingdom after the separation under Jeroboam (see 1 Kings 12:25; and comp. Isaiah 7:2, 5, 9, 17; Isaiah 9:21; Hosea 4:17; Hosea 5:7-14; Hosea 6:4-10, etc.). Judah is my lawgiver (comp. Genesis 49:10; Numbers 21:17); i.e. "my ruling tribe" - the tribe to which I have committed the government of my people" (see 1 Samuel 16:1; 2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 78:68). Gilead is mine,.... This is particularly mentioned, because over this Abner made Ishbosheth king, 2 Samuel 2:9; and is the place to which the Jews shall be brought in the latter day, when converted, Zechariah 10:10; It was a country that abounded with pastures fit for feeding cattle, Numbers 32:1, and may point out those green pastures where Christ makes his flocks to lie down and rest;

and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head: these two were also under Saul's son when David first came to the throne, but afterwards became his, as was promised him, and he believed, 2 Samuel 2:9. And the concord and harmony of the people of God among themselves, and under David their Prince, the King Messiah, are signified and Ephraim being one in the hand of the by the ceasing of the envy of the one, and of the vexation of the other, Ezekiel 37:19; Ephraim was more numerous and populous than Manasseh, and abounded with mighty men, which are the strength of a prince, and therefore called here the strength of his head;

Judah is my lawgiver; manifestly referring to Genesis 49:10; which furnished out persons fit to be counsellors in enacting laws, and proper to be employed in the execution of them. The great Lawgiver is Christ himself, who came of this tribe, Isaiah 33:22; All this is expressive of dominion over the whole land of Judea, Ephraim, and Manasseh, with the places mentioned with them; the house of Joseph being, as Aben Ezra observes, in the north part of it, and Judah in the south. Next mention is made of the subjection of the Gentiles, and dominion over them. 7. Gilead … and Manasseh—as large districts, east and west of Jordan, represent the whole land.

divide … and mete out—means to have entire control over.

Ephraim—denotes the military (De 33:17); and—

Judah—(the lawgiver, Ge 49:10), the civil power. Foreign nations are then presented as subdued.60:6-12 If Christ be ours, all things, one way or another, shall be for our eternal good. The man who is a new creature in Christ, may rejoice in all the precious promises God has spoken in his holiness. His present privileges, and the sanctifying influences of the Spirit, are sure earnests of heavenly glory. David rejoices in conquering the neighbouring nations, which had been enemies to Israel. The Israel of God are through Christ more than conquerors. Though sometimes they think that the Lord has cast them off, yet he will bring them into the strong city at last. Faith in the promise will assure us that it is our Father's good pleasure to give us the kingdom: But we are not yet made complete conquerors, and no true believer will abuse these truths to indulge sloth, or vain confidence. Hope in God is the best principle of true courage, for what need those fear who have God on their side? All our victories are from him, and while those who willingly submit to our anointed King shall share his glories, all his foes shall be put under his feet.
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