For the director of music. To the tune of “Lily of the ·Agreement [Testimony].” A miktam [C perhaps “inscription”] of David. For teaching. When David fought the Arameans of ·northwest Mesopotamia [Naharaim; L the Two Rivers] and Zobah, and when Joab returned and ·defeated [L struck] twelve thousand ·Edomites at the Valley of Salt [2 Sam. 8; 1 Chr. 18].
60 God, you have rejected us and ·scattered us [broken us down; burst forth on us]. You have been angry, but please ·come back to [restore] us. 2 You made the earth shake and ·crack [split open]. Heal its ·breaks [cracks; fractures] because it ·is shaking [totters]. 3 You have ·given your people [L made your people see] ·trouble [hardship]. You made us ·unable to walk straight, like people drunk with wine [L drink wine that makes us reel; C the cup of God’s wrath; Jer. 25:15–29; Nah. 3:11; Matt. 26:39]. 4 You have raised a banner to gather those who fear you. Now they can ·stand up against the enemy [L escape/flee from the bow]. ·Selah[Interlude]
5 Answer us and ·save us [give us victory] by your ·power [L hand] so ·the people you love [your beloved] will be rescued.
6 God has said ·from his Temple [from his Holy Place; or in his holiness], “·When I win [or With joy], I will ·divide [parcel up] Shechem and measure off the Valley of Succoth [Gen. 33:17–20]. 7 Gilead and Manasseh are mine. Ephraim is like my helmet. Judah holds my royal scepter [Gen. 49:10; C they are agents of God’s power]. 8 Moab is like my washbowl. I throw my sandals at Edom [C showing contempt]. I shout [C in triumph] at Philistia [C enemies of Israel].”
9 Who will bring me to the ·strong, walled [fortified] city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10 God, ·surely you have rejected [L have you not rejected…?] us; you do not go out with our armies. 11 ·Help us fight the enemy [L Give us help against the foe]. Human ·help [deliverance] is useless, 12 but we can ·win [fight bravely] with God’s help. He will ·defeat [tread on] our ·enemies [foes].
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