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, Thou hast rejected us. Thou hast broken us;
2Thou hast made the land quake, Thou hast split it open;
3Thou hast made Thy people experience hardship;
4Thou hast given a banner to those who fear Thee,
5That Thy beloved may be delivered,
6God has spoken in His holiness:
7“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
8“Moab is My washbowl;
9Who will bring me into the besieged city?
10Hast not Thou Thyself, O God, rejected us?
11O give us help against the adversary,
12Through God we shall do valiantly,