Psalm 60

He Will Tread Down Our Foes

To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

1 O God, 1you have rejected us, 2broken our defenses; you have been angry; 3oh, restore us.
2 You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; 4repair its breaches, for it totters.
3 5You have made your people see hard things; 6you have given us 7wine to drink that made us stagger.
4 You have set up 8a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it 9from the bow.a Selah
5 10That your 11beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
6 God has spoken 12in his holiness:b "With exultation 13I will divide up 14Shechem and portion out the Vale of 15Succoth.
7 16Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; 17Ephraim is 18my helmet; Judah is my 19scepter.
8 20Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I 21cast my shoe; over 22Philistia I shout in triumph."c
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? 23Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Have you not 24rejected us, O God? You 25do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
11 Oh, grant us help against the foe, for 26vain is the salvation of man!
12 With God we shall 27do valiantly; it is he who will 28tread down our foes.
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