Psalm 60:1-12

  • God subdues the enemies

    • Salvation by humans worthless (11)

    • “By God we will gain power” (12)

To the director; set to “The Lily of Reminder.” Mikʹtam.* Of David. For teaching. When he fought with Aʹram-na·ha·raʹim and Aʹram-Zoʹbah, and Joʹab returned and struck down 12,000 Eʹdom·ites in the Valley of Salt.+ 60  O God, you rejected us; you broke through our defenses.+ You were angry with us; but now accept us back!   You caused the earth to quake; you split it open. Repair its breaches, for it is falling.   You caused your people to suffer hardship. You made us drink wine that makes us stagger.+   Give* a signal to those fearing youTo flee and dodge the bow. (Selah)   So that your loved ones may be rescued,Save us with your right hand and answer us.+   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.”+   Who will bring me to the besieged* city? Who will lead me as far as Eʹdom?+ 10  Is it not you, O God, who have rejected us,Our God, who no longer goes out with our armies?+ 11  Help us in our distress,For salvation by humans is worthless.+ 12  By God we will gain power,+And he will trample on our adversaries.+


Or possibly, “You have given.”
Or possibly, “in his holy place.”
Or “Low Plain.”
Lit., “stronghold.”
Or possibly, “fortified.”