Psalm 60 Bible in Basic English

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

60 1  God, you have put us away from you, you have sent us in all directions, you have been angry; O be turned to us again. 2  By the power of your hand the earth is shaking and broken; make it strong again, for it is moved. 3  You have made the people see hard times; you have given us the wine of shaking for our drink. 4  Give a safe place to those who have fear of you, where they may go in flight from before the bow. (Selah.) 5  So that your loved ones may be made safe, let your right hand be my salvation, and give me an answer.

6  God has said in his holy place, I will be glad: I will make a division of Shechem, and the valley of Succoth will be measured out. 7  Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver; 8  Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I put out my shoe; over Philistia will a glad cry be sounded. 9  Who will take me into the strong town? who will be my guide into Edom? 10  Have not you put us away, O God? and you have not gone out with our armies. 11  Give us help in our trouble; for there is no help in man. 12  Through God we will do great things, for through him our haters will be crushed under our feet.

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