THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 60 ©
David, having obtained victory of God against his enemies, compares here the former sad condition of the land with the present under his reign; triumphs about God’s assistance and promises, praying for and assuring himself of further fulfillment against the rest of his enemies.
To the 1chief Musician upon 2Shushan-eduth, 3Michtam of David, to 4teach; whena he strove with 5Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah,6 when 7Joab 8returned, and 9smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
O GOD, thoub hast 10cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O 11turn thyself to us again.
Thou hast made the earth to 12tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
Thou hast 13shewed thy people 14hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of 15astonishment.
16Thou hast given a 17banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed 18because of the truth. Selah.
19Thatc thy beloved may be delivered; 20save with thy right hand, and hear 21me.
God hath spoken in his 22holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide 23Shechem, and mete out the valley of 24Succoth.
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the 25strength of mine head; Judah is my 26lawgiver;
Moab is my 27washpot; over Edom will I cast out my 28shoe: Philistia, 29triumph thou because of me.
30Who will bring me into the 31strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
Give us help 32from trouble: for 33vain is the 34help of man.
Through God we shall do 35valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.