1O God, ⚓You have cast us off;
Urgent Prayer for the Restored Favor of GodTo the Chief Musician. ⚓Set to “Lily of the Testimony.” A Michtam of David. For teaching. ⚓When he fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
You have broken us down;
You have been displeased;
Oh, restore us again!
2You have made the earth tremble;
You have broken it;
⚓Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
3⚓You have shown Your people hard things;
⚓You have made us drink the wine of confusion.
4⚓You have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth.
5⚓That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and hear me.
6God has ⚓spoken in His holiness:
“I will rejoice;
I will ⚓divide ⚓Shechem
And measure out ⚓the Valley of Succoth.
7Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
⚓Ephraim also is the helmet for My head;
⚓Judah is My lawgiver.
8⚓Moab is My washpot;
⚓Over Edom I will cast My shoe;
⚓Philistia, shout in triumph because of Me.”
9Who will bring me to the strong city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10Is it not You, O God, ⚓who cast us off?
And You, O God, who did ⚓not go out with our armies?
11Give us help from trouble,
⚓For the help of man is useless.
12Through God ⚓we will do valiantly,
For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.