Psalm 108 English Standard Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

108 1  My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being![1] 2  Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! 3  I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 4  For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 5  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

6  That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me! 7  God has promised in his holiness:[2] "With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Valley of Succoth. 8  Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter. 9  Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph." 10  Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 11  Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies. 12  Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! 13  With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.

Footnotes

[1] 108:1 Hebrew with my glory

[2] 108:7 Or sanctuary

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