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Psalm 60 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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(cf. Psa 108:6–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - For the choir director: A psalm[fn] of David useful for teaching, regarding the time David fought Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and killed 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. To be sung to the tune “Lily of the Testimony.”

You have rejected us, O God, and broken our defenses.
You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:2 - You have shaken our land and split it open.
Seal the cracks, for the land trembles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:3 - You have been very hard on us,
making us drink wine that sent us reeling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:4 - But you have raised a banner for those who fear you—
a rallying point in the face of attack.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:5 - Now rescue your beloved people.
Answer and save us by your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:6 - God has promised this by his holiness[fn]:
“I will divide up Shechem with joy.
I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:7 - Gilead is mine,
and Manasseh, too.
Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors,
and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:8 - But Moab, my washbasin, will become my servant,
and I will wipe my feet on Edom
and shout in triumph over Philistia.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:9 - Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me victory over Edom?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:10 - Have you rejected us, O God?
Will you no longer march with our armies?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:11 - Oh, please help us against our enemies,
for all human help is useless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:12 - With God’s help we will do mighty things,
for he will trample down our foes.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.
Or in his sanctuary.

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