Psalms 60:7

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.

Psalms 60:7 in Other Translations

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
7 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh, too. Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors, and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.
7 Gilead's in my pocket, to say nothing of Manasseh. Ephraim's my hard hat, Judah my hammer;
7 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, and Ephraim is My helmet; Judah is My scepter.

Psalms 60:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 60:7

Gilead [is] mine
This is particularly mentioned, because over this Abner made Ishbosheth king, ( 2 Samuel 2:9 ) ; and is the place to which the Jews shall be brought in the latter day, when converted, ( Zechariah 10:10 ) ; It was a country that abounded with pastures fit for feeding cattle, ( Numbers 32:1 ) ( Song of Solomon 4:1 ) , and may point out those green pastures where Christ makes his flocks to lie down and rest;

and Manasseh [is] mine; Ephraim also [is] the strength of mine head:
these two were also under Saul's son when David first came to the throne, but afterwards became his, as was promised him, and he believed, ( 2 Samuel 2:9 ) ( 5:1-3 ) . And the concord and harmony of the people of God among themselves, and under David their Prince, the King Messiah, are signified and Ephraim being one in the hand of the by the ceasing of the envy of the one, and of the vexation of the other, ( Ezekiel 37:19 Ezekiel 37:24 ) ( Isaiah 11:13 ) ; Ephraim was more numerous and populous than Manasseh, and abounded with mighty men, which are the strength of a prince, and therefore called here the strength of his head;

Judah [is] my lawgiver;
manifestly referring to ( Genesis 49:10 ) ; which furnished out persons fit to be counsellors in enacting laws, and proper to be employed in the execution of them. The great Lawgiver is Christ himself, who came of this tribe, ( Isaiah 33:22 ) ; All this is expressive of dominion over the whole land of Judea, Ephraim, and Manasseh, with the places mentioned with them; the house of Joseph being, as Aben Ezra observes, in the north part of it, and Judah in the south. Next mention is made of the subjection of the Gentiles, and dominion over them.

Psalms 60:7 In-Context

5 Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.
8 Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

Cross References 4

  • 1. Joshua 13:31
  • 2. S Genesis 41:52
  • 3. S Numbers 34:19; Deuteronomy 33:17
  • 4. S Genesis 49:10
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