Grieving over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help.

For the music director; according to [a]Shushan Eduth. A [b]Mikhtam of David, to teach; [c]when he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

60 God, (A)You have rejected us. You have [d](B)broken us;
You have been (C)angry; (D)restore us!
You have made the [e](E)land quake, You have split it open;
(F)Heal its cracks, for it sways.
You have [f](G)made Your people experience hardship;
You have given us [g]wine to (H)drink that makes us stagger.
You have given a (I)banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah
(J)That Your (K)beloved may be rescued,
(L)Save us with Your right hand, and answer [h]us!

God has spoken in His [i](M)holiness:
“I will triumph, I will divide up (N)Shechem, and measure out the Valley of (O)Succoth.
(P)Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
(Q)Ephraim also is the [j]helmet of My head;
Judah is My (R)scepter.
(S)Moab is My washbowl;
I will throw My sandal over (T)Edom;
Shout loud, (U)Philistia, because of Me!”

Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who [k]will lead me to Edom?
10 Have You Yourself not (V)rejected us, God?
And (W)will You not go out with our armies, God?
11 Oh give us help against the enemy,
For (X)rescue [l]by man is worthless.
12 [m]Through God we will (Y)do valiantly,
And it is He who will (Z)trample down our enemies.

Confidence in God’s Protection.

For the music director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

61 (AA)Hear my cry, God;
(AB)Give Your attention to my prayer.
From the (AC)end of the earth I call to You when my heart is (AD)faint;
Lead me to (AE)the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a (AF)refuge for me,
A (AG)tower of strength against the enemy.
Let me [n](AH)dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me (AI)take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

For You have heard my (AJ)vows, God;
You have given me the inheritance of those who (AK)fear Your name.
You will [o](AL)prolong the king’s [p]life;
His years will be like generations.
He will [q]sit enthroned (AM)before God forever;
Appoint (AN)faithfulness and truth that they may watch over him.
So I will (AO)sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may (AP)pay my vows day by day.

God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression.

For the music director; [r]according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 (AQ)My soul waits in silence for God alone;
From Him (AR)comes my salvation.
He alone is my (AS)rock and my salvation,
My (AT)stronghold; I will not be greatly shaken.

How long will you attack a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a (AU)leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
They have planned only to thrust him down from his high position;
They (AV)delight in falsehood;
They (AW)bless with [s]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah

My soul, (AX)wait in silence for God alone,
For my hope is from Him.
He alone is (AY)my rock and my salvation,
My refuge; I will not be shaken.
My (AZ)salvation and my glory rest on God;
The rock of my strength, my (BA)refuge is in God.
(BB)Trust in Him at all times, you people;
(BC)Pour out your hearts before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

People of (BD)low standing are only (BE)breath, and people of rank are a (BF)lie;
In the (BG)balances they go up.
Together they are lighter than breath.
10 (BH)Do not trust in oppression,
And do not vainly rely on (BI)robbery;
If wealth increases, (BJ)do not set your heart on it.

11 God has (BK)spoken [t]once;
[u]Twice I have heard this:
That (BL)power belongs to God;
12 And faithfulness (BM)is Yours, Lord,
For You (BN)reward a person according to his work.


  1. Psalm 60 Title Lit The lily of testimony
  2. Psalm 60 Title Possibly, Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
  3. Psalm 60 Title 2 Sam 8:3, 13; 1 Chr 18:3, 12
  4. Psalm 60:1 Or broken out upon us
  5. Psalm 60:2 Or earth
  6. Psalm 60:3 Lit caused Your people to see
  7. Psalm 60:3 Lit wine of staggering
  8. Psalm 60:5 Some authorities me
  9. Psalm 60:6 Or sanctuary
  10. Psalm 60:7 Lit protection
  11. Psalm 60:9 Or has led
  12. Psalm 60:11 Lit of
  13. Psalm 60:12 Or In; or With
  14. Psalm 61:4 Or sojourn
  15. Psalm 61:6 Lit add days to
  16. Psalm 61:6 Lit days
  17. Psalm 61:7 Or remain before
  18. Psalm 62 Title Cf. 1 Chr 16:41; 25:1; Ps 39 and 77 titles
  19. Psalm 62:4 Lit his
  20. Psalm 62:11 Or one thing
  21. Psalm 62:11 Or These two things I have heard

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