Psalm 60 King James Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

60 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. 2  Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. 3  Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. 4  Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5  That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

6  God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7  Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; 8  Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph [1] thou because of me. 9  Who will bring me into the strong [2] city? who will lead me into Edom? 10  Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? 11  Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. [3] 12  Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Footnotes

[1] 60:8 triumph...: or, triumph thou over me: (by an irony)

[2] 60:9 strong...: Heb. city of strength?

[3] 60:11 help of man: Heb. salvation, etc

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