For the end, for them that shall yet be changed; for an inscription by David for instruction, when he had burned Mesopotamia of Syria, and Syria Sobal, and Joab had returned and smitten in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
O God, thou hast rejected and destroyed us; thou hast been angry, yet hast pitied us. Thou hast shaken the earth, and troubled it; heal its breaches, for it has been shaken. Thou hast shewn thy people hard things: thou hast made us drink the wine of astonishment. Thou hast given a token to them that fear thee, that they might flee from the bow. Pause. That thy beloved ones may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, and divide Sicima, and measure out the valley of tents. Galaad is mine, and Manasse is mine; and Ephraim is the * Or, strengthening.strength of my head; 10 Judas is my king; Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I stretch out my shoe; the Philistines have been subjected to me.
11 Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far as Idumea? 12 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our forces? 13 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the deliverance of man.
14 In God will we Gr. work power.do valiantly; and he shall bring to nought them that harass us.

*59:9 Or, strengthening.

59:14 Gr. work power.