To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of[a] “Lily of The Covenant,” for teaching about his battle with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, when Joab returned and attacked 12,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.[b]
A Prayer for God’s Help against Adversaries
60 God, you have cast us off; you have breached our defenses and you have become enraged. Return to us! 2 You made the earth quake; you broke it open. Repair its fractures, because it has shifted. 3 You made your people go through hard times; you had us drink wine that makes us stagger.
4 But you have given a banner to those who fear you, so they may display it in honor of truth.[c] Interlude 5 So your loved ones may be delivered, save us by your power[d] and answer us quickly!
6 Then God spoke in his holiness,
“I will rejoice— I will divide Shechem; I will portion out the Succoth Valley. 7 Gilead belongs to me, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is my helmet, and Judah my scepter. 8 Moab is my wash basin; over Edom I will throw my shoes; over Philistia I will celebrate my triumph.”
9 Who will lead me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10 Aren’t you the one, God, who has cast us off? Didn’t you refuse, God, to accompany our armies?
11 Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless. 12 Through God we will fight[e] valiantly; and it is he who will crush our enemies.[f]
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