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Psalm 60

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David, complaining to God of former judgment,

For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

60:1 God, you have rejected us.
You have broken us down.
You have been angry.
Restore us, again.

60:2 You have made the land tremble.
You have torn it.
Mend its fractures,
for it quakes.

60:3 You have shown your people hard things.
You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger.

now upon better hope, prays for deliverance.

60:4 You have given a banner to those who fear you,
that it may be displayed because of the truth.


60:5 So that your beloved may be delivered,
save with your right hand, and answer us.

Comforting himself in God's promises, he craves that help whereon he trusts.

60:6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
“I will triumph.
I will divide Shechem,
and measure out the valley of Succoth.

60:7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine.
Ephraim also is the defense of my head.
Judah is my scepter.

60:8 Moab is my wash basin.
I will throw my shoe on Edom.
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city?
Who has led me to Edom?

60:10 Haven’t you, God, rejected us?
You don’t go out with our armies, God.

60:11 Give us help against the adversary,
for the help of man is vain.

60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly,
for it is he who will tread down our .

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