To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
1 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.* Michtam: or, A golden Psalm† scattered: Heb. broken
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.‡ triumph…: or, triumph thou over me: (by an irony)
9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?§ strong…: Heb. city of strength?
10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.** help of man: Heb. salvation, etc
12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
*60.1 Michtam: or, A golden Psalm
†60.1 scattered: Heb. broken
‡60.8 triumph…: or, triumph thou over me: (by an irony)
§60.9 strong…: Heb. city of strength?
**60.11 help of man: Heb. salvation, etc