Psalm 60 English Standard Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

60 1  O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us. 2  You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters. 3  You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger. 4  You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow.[1] Selah 5  That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

6  God has spoken in his holiness:[2] "With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Vale of Succoth. 7  Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter. 8  Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."[3] 9  Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10  Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies. 11  Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! 12  With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.


[1] 60:4 Or that it may be displayed because of truth

[2] 60:6 Or sanctuary

[3] 60:8 Revocalization (compare Psalm 108:10); Masoretic Text over me, O Philistia, shout in triumph

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