To the director on The Lily of Reminder. Mikʹtam.* Of David. For teaching.+ When he engaged in a struggle with Aʹram-na·ha·raʹim and Aʹram-Zoʹbah, and Joʹab proceeded to return and strike down Eʹdom in the Valley of Salt, even twelve thousand.+ 60 O God, you have cast us off, you have broken through us,+You have become incensed. You should restore us.+ 2 You have caused the earth to rock, you have split it open.+Heal its breaches, for it has tottered.+ 3 You have caused your people to see hardship.+You have made us drink wine sending us reeling.+ 4 You have given to those fearing you a signal+To flee zigzag* on account of the bow. Seʹlah. 5 In order that your beloved ones may be rescued,+O do save with your right hand and answer us.*+ 6 God himself has spoken in his holiness:+“I will exult, I will give out Sheʹchem as a portion;+And the low plain of Sucʹcoth I shall measure off.+ 7 Gilʹe·ad belongs to me and Ma·nasʹseh belongs to me,+And Eʹphra·im is the fortress of my head one;Judah is my commander’s staff.+ 8 Moʹab is my washing pot.+Over Eʹdom I shall throw my sandal.+Over Phi·lisʹti·a I shall shout in triumph.”*+ 9 Who will bring me to the besieged city?+Who will certainly lead me as far as Eʹdom?+ 10 Is it not you, O God, who have cast us off+And who do not go forth with our armies as God?+ 11 Do give us assistance from distress,+As salvation by earthling man is worthless.+ 12 By God we shall gain vital energy,+And he himself will tread down our adversaries.+
^ See 16:Sup ftn.
^ “To run zigzag,” by one derivation of the root verb; by a different root word, “for it to be displayed,” or, “to rally around.”
^ “Us,” M; MmarginTLXXSyVg and many Heb. mss, “me.”
^ According to Sy; T, “Over the Philistines the congregation of Israel jubilates.”