A song. A psalm of David.

Prayer to Yahweh for Victory over Enemies

1 My heart [is] steadfast, O God. I will sing and give praise, even [with] my glory.
2 Awake, harp and lyre. I will awake [the] dawn.
3 I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Yahweh; I will give you praise among the nations,
4 because your loyal love [is] great above [the] heavens, and your faithfulness [reaches] to [the] clouds.
5 Be exalted above [the] heavens, O God, and [let] your glory [be] above all the earth,
6 so that your beloved ones may be rescued. Save by your right hand and answer me.
7 God has spoken in his holiness, "I will exult, I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead [is] mine. Manasseh [is] mine. And Ephraim [is] the {helmet for} my head. Judah [is] my scepter;
9 Moab [is] my washing pot. Over Edom I will cast my sandal; Over Philistia I will shout in triumph."
10 Who will bring me to [the] fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Have you not rejected us, O God, and not gone out with our armies, O God?
12 Give us help against [the] enemy, for the help of humankind [is] futile.
13 Through God we will do valiantly, and [it is] he [who] will tread down our enemies.