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Psalm 60 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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He Will Tread Down Our Foes

(cf. Psa 108:6–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam[fn] of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
you have been angry; oh, restore us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:2 - You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open;
repair its breaches, for it totters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:3 - You have made your people see hard things;
you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:4 - You have set up a banner for those who fear you,
that they may flee to it from the bow.[fn] Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:5 - That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:6 - God has spoken in his holiness:[fn]
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:7 - Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet;
Judah is my scepter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:8 - Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:9 - Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:10 - Have you not rejected us, O God?
You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:11 - Oh, grant us help against the foe,
for vain is the salvation of man!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:12 - With God we shall do valiantly;
it is he who will tread down our foes.
ESV Footnotes
Probably musical or liturgical terms
Or that it may be displayed because of truth
Or sanctuary
Revocalization (compare Psalm 108:10); Masoretic Text over me, O Philistia, shout in triumph

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