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Psalm 60 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Prayer in Difficult Times

For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” A Miktam of David for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in Salt Valley, killing twelve thousand.

(cf. Psa 108:6–13 )
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God, you have rejected us;

you have broken us down;

you have been angry. Restore us![fn]

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You have shaken the land and split it open.

Heal its fissures, for it shudders.

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You have made your people suffer hardship;

you have given us wine to drink

that made us stagger.

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You have given a signal flag to those who fear you,

so that they can flee before the archers.[fn]Selah

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Save with your right hand, and answer me,

so that those you love may be rescued.

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God has spoken in his sanctuary:[fn]

“I will celebrate!

I will divide up Shechem.

I will apportion the Valley of Succoth.

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“Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine,

and Ephraim is my helmet;

Judah is my scepter.

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“Moab is my washbasin.

I throw my sandal on Edom;

I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

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Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

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God, haven’t you rejected us?

God, you do not march out with our armies.

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Give us aid against the foe,

for human help is worthless.

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With God we will perform valiantly;

he will trample our foes.

CSB Footnotes
Or Turn back to us
Or can rally before the archers, or can rally because of the truth
Or has promised by his holy nature

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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