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Psalm 108 The Passion Translation (TPT)

A Prayer for God’s Help

108 A poetic psalm, by King David
My heart, O God, is quiet and confident, all because of you.
Now I can sing my song with passionate praises!
Awake, O my soul, with the music of his splendor.
Arise, my soul, and sing his praises!
I will awaken the dawn with my worship,
greeting the daybreak with my songs of light.
Wherever I go I will thank you.
All the nations will hear my praise songs to you.
Your love is so extravagant, it reaches higher than the heavens!
Your faithfulness is so astonishing, it stretches to the skies!
Lord God, be exalted as you soar throughout the heavens.
May your shining glory be seen high above all the earth!
Come to your beloved ones and gently draw us out.
Answer our prayer for your saving help.
Come with your might and strength, for we need you, Lord!
7–9 Then I heard the Lord speak in his holy splendor,
and from his sanctuary I heard the Lord promise:
“In my triumph I will be the one to measure out
the portion of my inheritance to my people,
and I will secure the land as I promised you.
Shechem, Succoth, Gilead, Manasseh;[a]
they are all still mine!” he says.
“Judah will continue to produce kings and lawgivers,
and Ephraim will produce great warriors.
Moab will become my lowly servant.
Edom will likewise serve my purposes.
I will lift up a shout of victory over the land of Philistia!
10 But who will bring my triumph into Edom’s fortresses?”[b]
11 Lord, have you really rejected us, refusing to fight our battles?
12 Give us a Father’s help when we face our enemies.
For to trust in any man is an empty hope.
13 With God’s help we will prevail with might and power.
And with God’s help we’ll trample down our every foe!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 108:7 The Hebrew includes two geographical places in the text: Shechem and Succoth. Shechem is where Jacob (Israel) first bought title to the land, paying one hundred pieces of silver for the place where he camped. Succoth is another place where Jacob temporarily camped in the Land of Promise. These two places speak of God being the one who brought them in and portioned out the land for his people.
  2. Psalm 108:10 Edom is a variant form of the word Adam.
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Psalm 108 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 108[a]

A song. A psalm of David.

My heart, O God, is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

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

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
    and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down our enemies.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 108:1 In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.
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