Psalm 108:1-13

  • A prayer for victory over enemies

    • Salvation by humans worthless (12)

    • “By God we will gain power” (13)

A song. A melody of David. 108  My heart is steadfast, O God. I will sing and make music with my whole being.*+   Do awake, O stringed instrument; you too, O harp.+ I will awaken the dawn.   I will praise you among the peoples, O Jehovah,And I will sing praises* to you among the nations.   For your loyal love is great, as high as the heavens,+And your faithfulness, up to the skies.   Be exalted above the heavens, O God;May your glory be over all the earth.+   So that your loved ones may be rescued,Save us with your right hand and answer me.+   God has spoken in his holiness:* “I will exult, I will give out Sheʹchem+ as an inheritance,And I will measure off the Valley* of Sucʹcoth.+   Gilʹe·ad+ belongs to me, as does Ma·nasʹseh,And Eʹphra·im is the helmet* for my head;+Judah is my commander’s staff.+   Moʹab is my washbasin.+ Over Eʹdom I will throw my sandal.+ Over Phi·lisʹti·a I will shout in triumph.”+ 10  Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me as far as Eʹdom?+ 11  Is it not you, O God, who have rejected us,Our God, who no longer goes out with our armies?+ 12  Help us in our distress,+For salvation by humans is worthless.+ 13  By God we will gain power,+And he will trample on our adversaries.+


Lit., “even my glory.”
Or “make music.”
Or possibly, “in his holy place.”
Or “Low Plain.”
Lit., “stronghold.”