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Psalms 60

For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A miktam of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

1 You[1] [Title: miktam; Probably a literary or musical term. Title: Aram Naharaim; That is, Arameans of Northwest Mesopotamia. Title: Aram Zobah; That is, Arameans of central Syria] have rejected us, O God, and burst forth upon us;
     you have been angry--now restore us!
2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;
     mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;
     you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
     to be unfurled against the bow.
5 Save us and help us with your right hand,
     that those you love may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
     "In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
     and measure off the Valley of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
     Ephraim is my helmet,
     Judah my scepter.
8 Moab is my washbasin,
     upon Edom I toss my sandal;
     over Philistia I shout in triumph."
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
     Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, O God, you who have rejected us
     and no longer go out with our armies?
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
     for the help of man is worthless.
12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

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