Psalm 60

For the music leader. According to Lily. A testimony. A miktam of David. For instruction, when he went to war with Aram-naharaim and Aram-sobah, and when Joab returned and defeated Edom, killing twelve thousand in the Salt Valley.

1 God, you have rejected us— shattered us. You've been so angry. Now restore us!

References for Psalms 60:1

    • a 60:1 - Perhaps <i>inscription</i>
      2 You've made the ground quake, splitting it open. Now repair its cracks because it's shaking apart!
      3 You've made your people suffer hardship; you've given us wine and we stagger.
      4 Give a flag to those who honor you, so they can rally around it, safe from attack. Selah

      References for Psalms 60:4

        • b 60:4 - Or <i>the bow</i>; Heb uncertain
          5 Save us by your power and answer us so that the people you love might be rescued.
          6 God has spoken in his sanctuary: "I will celebrate as I divide up Shechem and portion out the Succoth Valley.
          7 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.
          8 But Moab is my washbowl; I'll throw my shoe at Edom. I shout in triumph over Philistia!

          References for Psalms 60:8

            • c 60:8 - Syr, Ps 108:9; MT <i>Celebrate over me, Philistia!</i>
              9 I wish someone would bring me to a fortified city! I wish someone would lead me to Edom!"
              10 But you have rejected us, God, haven't you? God, you no longer accompany our armies.
              11 Give us help against the enemy; human help is worthless.
              12 With God we will triumph; he's the one who will trample our adversaries.