For the Chief Musician; set to Shushan Eduth. Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.
Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.
Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah
Save with thy right hand, and answer us.
I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre.
Upon Edom will I cast my shoe:
Philistia, shout thou because of me.
Who hath led me unto Edom?
And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
For vain is the help of man.
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.