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108. Psalm 108

1My heart is fixed, O God; I will sing, yea,

I will sing praises, even with my glory.

2Awake, psaltery and harp:

I myself will aawake right early.

3I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples;

And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

4For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens;

And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.

5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,

And thy glory above all the earth.

6That thy beloved may be delivered,

Save with thy right hand, and answer aus.

7God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;

I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

8Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim also is the defence of my head;

Judah is my asceptre.

9Moab is my washpot;

aUpon Edom will I cast my shoe;

Over Philistia will I shout.

10Who will bring me into the fortified city?

Who ahath led me unto Edom?

11 aHast not thou cast us off, O God?

And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.

12Give us help against the adversary;

For vain is the help of man.

13Through God we shall do valiantly:

For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.

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Ps 108:1-13. This Psalm is composed of Ps 108:1-5 of Ps 57:7-11; and Ps 108:6-12 of Ps 60:5-12. The varieties are verbal and trivial, except that in Ps 108:9, "over Philistia will I triumph," differs from Ps 60:8, the interpretation of which it confirms. Its altogether triumphant tone may intimate that it was prepared by David, omitting the plaintive portions of the other Psalms, as commemorative of God's favor in the victories of His people.




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