To the leader: according to the Lily of the Covenant. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he struggled with Aram‐naharaim and with Aram‐zobah, and when Joab on his return killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 1
O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; now restore us! 2 You have caused the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair the cracks in it, for it is tottering. 3 You have made your people suffer hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us reel.4
You have set up a banner for those who fear you, to rally to it out of bowshot. a Heb with swords Selah 5 Give victory with your right hand, and answer us, b Heb lacks they think so that those whom you love may be rescued.6
God has promised in his sanctuary: c Gk Syr Jerome: Heb because of the truth “With exultation I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the Vale of Succoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter. 8 Moab is my washbasin; on Edom I hurl my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”9
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10 Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies. 11 O grant us help against the foe, for human help is worthless. 12 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.