A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

Other Translations of Psalm 60:1

New International Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 In Hebrew texts 60:1-12 is numbered 60:3-14.Title: Probably a literary or musical termTitle: That is, Arameans of Northwest MesopotamiaTitle: That is, Arameans of central SyriaYou have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you have been angry-now restore us!

English Standard Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.

The Message

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 God! you walked off and left us, kicked our defenses to bits And stalked off angry. Come back. Oh please, come back!

New King James Version

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 To the Chief Musician. Set to 'Lily of the Testimony.' A Michtam of David. For teaching. When he fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. O God, You have cast us off; You have broken us down; You have been displeased; Oh, restore us again!

New Living Translation

A Prayer for Help against the Foe

601 You have rejected us, O God, and broken our defenses. You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 60:1

Commentary on Psalm 60:1-5

(Read Psalm 60:1-5)

David owns God's displeasure to be the cause of all the hardships he had undergone. And when God is turning his hand in our favour, it is good to remember our former troubles. In God's displeasure their troubles began, therefore in his favour their prosperity must begin. Those breaches and divisions which the folly and corruption of man make, nothing but the wisdom and grace of God can repair, by pouring out a spirit of love and peace, by which only a kingdom is saved from ruin. The anger of God against sin, is the only cause of all misery, private or public, that has been, is, or shall be. In all these cases there is no remedy, but by returning to the Lord with repentance, faith, and prayer; beseeching him to return to us. Christ, the Son of David, is given for a banner to those that fear God; in him they are gathered together in one, and take courage. In his name and strength they wage war with the powers of darkness.