Psalm 60:1
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For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A miktam of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you have been angry--now restore us!

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On Shushan. Testimony. Michtam of David; to teach: when he strove with the Syrians of Mesopotamia, and the Syrians of Zobah, and Joab returned, and smote the Edomites in the valley of salt, twelve thousand.} O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased: restore us again.

World English Bible
God, you have rejected us. You have broken us down. You have been angry. Restore us, again.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- 'Concerning the Lily of Testimony,' a secret treasure of David, to teach, in his striving with Aram-Naharaim, and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab turneth back and smiteth Edom in the valley of Salt -- twelve thousand. O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken us -- hadst been angry! -- Thou dost turn back to us.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O God, thou hast cast us off - Instead of being our general in the battle, thou hast left us to ourselves; and then there was only the arm of flesh against the arm of flesh, numbers and physical power were left to decide the contest. We have been scattered, our ranks have been broken before the enemy, and thou hast caused the whole land to tremble at our bad success; the people are become divided and seditious. "Thou hast made the land to tremble, even the breaches of it, for it shaketh, it is all in commotion," Psalm 60:2.

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2964 B.C.

1040 (Title.) Shu-shan-eduth. Probably a [hexachord] harp, or [lute]; for aiduth appears to be the same as the Arabic [] a harp or lute; concerning shushan,

Psalm 59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

when he strove

2 Samuel 8:3,12,13 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates...

2 Samuel 10:16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river: and they came to Helam...

1 Chronicles 18:3,12,13 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates...

1 Chronicles 19:16-19 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers...


2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Chronicles 25:11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt...

O God

Psalm 60:10 Will not you, O God, which had cast us off? and you, O God, which did not go out with our armies?

Psalm 44:9 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies.

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 89:38 But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been wroth with your anointed.

Psalm 108:11 Will not you, O God, who have cast us off? and will not you, O God, go forth with our hosts?

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Romans 11:1,2 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin...

scattered [heb.] broken

Psalm 59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by your power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

1 Samuel 4:10,11,17 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter...

1 Samuel 13:6,7,11,19-22 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves...

O turn

Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

Psalm 89:3,7,19 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant...

Psalm 85:4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease.

Psalm 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

Lamentations 3:31,32 For the LORD will not cast off for ever...

Zechariah 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them...

Moab is My Washpot
What does Moab represent to you and to me? We are the children of Israel by faith in Christ, and in him we have obtained by covenant a promised land. Our faith may cry, "I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valles of Succoth." All things are ours in Christ Jesus; "Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine." Now Moab was outside of Canaan. It was not given to Israel as a possession, but in course of time it was subdued in warfare, and became tributary to the Jewish king. Even thus our faith overcometh
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
(a) The supreme and unique revelation of God to man is in the Person of the Incarnate Son. But though unique the Incarnation is not solitary. Before it there was the divine institution of the Law and the Prophets, the former a typical anticipation (de Incarn. 40. 2) of the destined reality, and along with the latter (ib. 12. 2 and 5) for all the world a holy school of the knowledge of God and the conduct of the soul.' After it there is the history of the life and teaching of Christ and the writings
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:20
So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, "As waters break out, the LORD has broken out against my enemies before me." So that place was called Baal Perazim.

2 Samuel 8:3
Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when he went to restore his monument at the Euphrates River.

1 Chronicles 18:3
Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah, in the vicinity of Hamath, when he went to set up his monument at the Euphrates River.

Psalm 44:9
But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies.

Psalm 60:10
Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?

Psalm 79:5
How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:3
Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

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