To the Chief Musician. aSet to 1“Lily of the Testimony.” a Michtam of David. For Teaching. bWhen He Fought Against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab Returned and Killed Twelve Thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
1 O God, cYou have cast us off;
You have broken us down;
You have been displeased;
Oh, restore us again!
You have broken it;
dHeal its breaches, for it is shaking.
3 eYou have shown Your people hard things;
4 gYou have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth.
5 hThat Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
6 God has ispoken in His holiness:
“I will rejoice;
And measure out lthe Valley of Succoth.
nJudah is My lawgiver.
8 oMoab is My washpot;
pOver Edom I will cast My shoe;
qPhilistia, shout in triumph because of Me.”
Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Is it not You, O God, rwho cast us off?
And You, O God, who did snot go out with our armies?
tFor the help of man is useless.
12 Through God uwe will do valiantly,
For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
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