Psalm 60
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1For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a prayer of David written to instruct others. It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. O God, you have rejected us. You suddenly turned on us in your anger. Please restore us! 1O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.
2You made the earth quake; you split it open. Repair its breaches, for it is ready to fall. 2You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.
3You have made your people experience hard times; you have made us drink intoxicating wine. 3You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.
4You have given your loyal followers a rallying flag, so that they might seek safety from the bow. (Selah) 4You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah
5Deliver by your power and answer me, so that the ones you love may be safe. 5That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
6God has spoken in his sanctuary: "I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem; the Valley of Succoth I will measure off. 6God has spoken in his holiness: “With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
7Gilead belongs to me, as does Manasseh! Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my royal scepter. 7Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.
8Moab is my washbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in triumph over Philistia." 8Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
9Who will lead me into the fortified city? Who will bring me to Edom? 9Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
10Have you not rejected us, O God? O God, you do not go into battle with our armies. 10Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
11Give us help against the enemy, for any help men might offer is futile. 11Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
12By God's power we will conquer; he will trample down our enemies. 12With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
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Psalm 59
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