|Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help.|
For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth. A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
1O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us;
You have been angry; O, restore us.
2You have made the land quake, You have split it open;
Heal its breaches, for it totters.
3You have made Your people experience hardship;
You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.
4You have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth.
5That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer us!
6God has spoken in His holiness:
I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
7Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet of My head;
Judah is My scepter.
8Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!
9Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us?
And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
11O give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain.
12Through God we shall do valiantly,
And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.
NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Aram, David, Edomites, Joab, Manasseh, Psalmist, Syrians
1. David, complaining to God of former judgment
4. now upon better hope, prays for deliverance
6. Comforting himself in God's promises, he craves that help whereon he trusts