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Psalm 60(A)

For the Music Director. A Miktam of David to teach. To the melody of “Lily of the Testimony,” when he struggled with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah and when Joab returned from striking down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

O God, You have rejected us, You have scattered us;
    You have been displeased; take us back.
You have made the earth tremble; You have split it open;
    heal its breaches, for it shook.
You have shown Your people hard times;
    You have made us drink wine, causing us to stagger.
You have given a banner to those who fear You,
    that they may flee to it from the bow.[a] Selah

That Your beloved ones may be delivered,
    save with Your right hand and answer us.
God has spoken in His holiness:
    “I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem,
    and measure out the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
    Ephraim also is My helmet;
    Judah is My scepter;
Moab is My wash basin;
    over Edom I will cast My shoe;
    shout the alarm, O Philistia, because of Me.”

Who will bring me into the fortified city?
    Who will lead me into Edom?
10 You, O God, have You not cast us off?
    And You, O God, did not go out with our armies.
11 Give us help from trouble,
    for the help of man is worthless.
12 Through God we will do valiantly,
    for He will tread down our enemies.


  1. Psalm 60:4 Or for the truth.