I will sing and make melody!
Awake, my soul!
I will awake the dawn!
I will sing praises to thee among the nations.
thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Let thy glory be over all the earth!
give help by thy right hand, and answer me!
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
Ephraim is my helmet;
Judah my scepter.
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
Who will lead me to Edom?
Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.
for vain is the help of man!
it is he who will tread down our foes.
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The original Revised Standard Version has served for more than forty-five years. The standard English pew Bible for many denominations, the RSV has become a benchmark for comparison to other English Bibles.
Old Testament Section, Copyright 1952; New Testament Section, First Edition, Copyright 1946; Second Edition, Copyright 1971; The Apocrypha, Copyright 1957; The Third and Fourth Book of the Maccabees and Psalm 151, Copyright 1977 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.