Psalm 60 CSB

Prayer in Difficult Times

For the choir director: according to "The Lily of Testimony." A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, [killing] 12,000.

1 God, You have rejected us; You have broken outa against us; You have been angry. Restore us!b

References for Psalms 60:1

    • c 60:1 - Lit have burst through
    • d 60:1 - Or Turn back to us
      2 You have shaken the land and split it open. Heal its fissures, for it shudders.
      3 You have made Your people suffer hardship; You have given us a wine to drink that made us stagger.c

      References for Psalms 60:3

        • e 60:3 - Isa 51:17-23; Jr 25:15-17
          4 You have given a signal flag to those who fear You, so that they can flee before the archers.d Selah

          References for Psalms 60:4

            • f 60:4 - Or can rally before the archers, or can rally because of the truth
              5 Save with Your right hand,e and answer me, so that those You love may be rescued.

              References for Psalms 60:5

                • g 60:5 - Ps 17:7; 20:6; 138:7
                  6 God has spoken in His sanctuary:f "I will triumph! I will divide up Shechem. I will apportion the Valley of Succoth.

                  References for Psalms 60:6

                    • h 60:6 - Or has promised by His holy nature
                      7 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, and Ephraim is My helmet; Judah is My scepter.g

                      References for Psalms 60:7

                          8 Moab is My washbasin; on Edom I throw My sandal. Over Philistia I shout in triumph."
                          9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
                          10 Is it not You, God, who have rejected us? God, You do not march out with our armies.
                          11 Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless.
                          12 With God we will perform valiantly;h He will trample our foes.i

                          References for Psalms 60:12

                            • j 60:12 - Ps 118:15-16; Nm 24:18
                            • k 60:12 - Ps 108:6-13