For the choir director: A psalm* of David useful for teaching, regarding the time David fought Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and killed 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. To be sung to the tune “Lily of the Testimony.”
You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor.
Seal the cracks, for the land trembles.
making us drink wine that sent us reeling.
a rallying point in the face of attack.
Answer and save us by your power.
6 God has promised this by his holiness* :
“I will divide up Shechem with joy.
I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
and Manasseh, too.
Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors,
and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.
and I will wipe my feet on Edom
and shout in triumph over Philistia.”
Who will bring me victory over Edom?
Will you no longer march with our armies?
for all human help is useless.
for he will trample down our foes.