A Prayer for Help against the Foe
601 To the Overseer.—'Concerning the Lily of Testimony,' a secret treasure of David, to teach, in his striving with Aram-Naharaim, and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab turneth back and smiteth Edom in the valley of Salt—twelve thousand. O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken us—hadst been angry!—Thou dost turn back to us. 2 Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved. 3 Thou hast shewn Thy people a hard thing, Thou hast caused us to drink wine of trembling. 4 Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah. 5 That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save 'with' Thy right hand, and answer us.
6 God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult—I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure, 7 Mine 'is' Gilead, and mine 'is' Manasseh, And Ephraim 'is' the strength of my head, Judah 'is' my lawgiver, 8 Moab 'is' my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia. 9 Who doth bring me 'to' a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom? 10 Is it not Thou, O God? hast Thou cast us off? And dost Thou not go forth, O God, with our hosts! 11 Give to us help from adversity, And vain 'is' the deliverance of man. 12 In God we do mightily, And He treadeth down our adversaries!