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!
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
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!
9 I wish someone would bring me to a fortified city! I wish someone would lead meto 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.