For the leader. Set to "Lily of Testimony."A mikhtam of David for teaching about when he fought with Aram-Naharayim and with Aram-Tzovah, and Yo'av returned and killed 12,000 from Edom in the Salt Valley: God, you rejected us; you crushed us; you were angry; but now revive us.
You made the land shake, split it apart; now repair the rifts, for it is collapsing.
You made your people suffer hard times, had us drink a wine that made us stagger.
To those who fear you because of the truth you gave a banner to rally around, (Selah)
so that those you love could be rescued; so save with your right hand, and answer us!
God in his holiness spoke, and I took joy [in his promise]: "I will divide Sh'khem and determine the shares in the Sukkot Valley.
Gil'ad is mine and M'nasheh mine, Efrayim my helmet, Y'hudah my scepter.
Mo'av is my washpot; on Edom I throw my shoe; P'leshet, be crushed because of me!"
Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
God, have you rejected us? You don't go out with our armies, God.
Help us against our enemy, for human help is worthless.
With God's help we will fight valiantly, for he will trample our enemies.