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Psalm 60

Prayer for National Victory after Defeat

To the leader: according to the Lily of the Covenant. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

1

O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;

you have been angry; now restore us!

2

You have caused the land to quake; you have torn it open;

repair the cracks in it, for it is tottering.

3

You have made your people suffer hard things;

you have given us wine to drink that made us reel.

 

4

You have set up a banner for those who fear you,

to rally to it out of bowshot. Selah

5

Give victory with your right hand, and answer us,

so that those whom you love may be rescued.

 

6

God has promised in his sanctuary:

“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,

and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

7

Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim is my helmet;

Judah is my scepter.

8

Moab is my washbasin;

on Edom I hurl my shoe;

over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

 

9

Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

10

Have you not rejected us, O God?

You do not go out, O God, with our armies.

11

O grant us help against the foe,

for human help is worthless.

12

With God we shall do valiantly;

it is he who will tread down our foes.


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