Psalm 60 LEB

For the [music] director, according to Shushan Eduth. A miktam of David. To teach. When he fought Mesopotamia and Aram Zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, twelve thousand [persons].

A Lament After a Defeat and a Prayer for Restoration

1 O God, you have rejected us. You have broken us. You have been angry. Restore us!

References for Psalms 60:1

    • a 60:1 - Perhaps "The Lily of Testimony"
    • b 60:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first two verses of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by two
      2 You have made [the] land quake. You have split it open. Heal its fissures, because it totters.
      3 You have shown your people hard [things]; You have given us wine that staggers.
      4 You have rallied those who fear you round a banner {out of bowshot}, Selah

      References for Psalms 60:4

        • c 60:4 - Literally "from [the] presence of [the] bow"
          5 so that your beloved ones may be rescued. Save by your right hand and answer us.
          6 God has spoken in his holiness, "I will rejoice; I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the valley of Succoth.
          7 Gilead [is] mine, and Manasseh [is] mine, and Ephraim [is] the {helmet for} my head; Judah [is] my scepter.

          References for Psalms 60:7

            • d 60:7 - Literally "protection of"
            • e 60:7 - Or "commander's rod"
              8 Moab [is] my washing pot; over Edom, I will cast my sandal. On account of me, O Philistia, raise a shout."
              9 Who will bring me to [the] fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
              10 Have not you yourself rejected us, O God, and not gone out with our armies, O God?
              11 Give us help against [the] adversary, for the help of humankind [is] futile.
              12 Through God we will do {valiantly}, and [it is] he [who] will tread down our enemies.

              References for Psalms 60:12

                • f 60:12 - Literally "might"