Psalm 60



Prayer In Difficult Times

1 O God, You have rejected us You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us.

1 {To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.} O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

1 God, you have cast us off; you have breached our defenses and you have become enraged. Return to us!

1 O God, You have rejected us and cast us off, broken down [our defenses], and scattered us; You have been angry -- "O restore us and turn Yourself to us again!

2 You have made the land quake, You have split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters.

2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

2 You made the earth quake; you broke it open. Repair its fractures, because it has shifted.

2 You have made the land to quake and tremble, You have rent it [open]; repair its breaches, for it shakes and totters.

3 You have made Your people experience hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.

3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

3 You made your people go through hard times; you had us drink wine that makes us stagger.

3 You have made Your people suffer hard things; You have given us to drink wine that makes us reel and be dazed.

4 You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

4 But you have given a banner to those who fear you, so they may display it in honor of truth. Interlude

4 [But now] You have set up a banner for those who fear and worshipfully revere You [to which they may flee from the bow], a standard displayed because of the truth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer us!

5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

5 So your loved ones may be delivered, save us by your power and answer us quickly!

5 That Your beloved ones may be delivered, save with Your right hand and answer us [or me].

6 God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.

6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

6 Then God spoke in his holiness, "I will rejoice I will divide Shechem; I will portion out the Succoth Valley.

6 God has spoken in His holiness [in His promises]: I will rejoice, I will divide and portion out [the land] Shechem and the Valley of Succoth [west to east].

7 "Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter.

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

7 Gilead belongs to me, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is my helmet, and Judah my scepter.

7 Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is My helmet (the defense of My head); Judah is My scepter and My lawgiver.

8 "Moab is My washbowl; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!"

8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.

8 Moab is my wash basin; over Edom I will throw my shoes; over Philistia I will celebrate my triumph."

8 Moab is My washpot [reduced to vilest servitude]; upon Edom I cast My shoe in triumph; over Philistia I raise the shout of victory.

9 Who will bring me into the besieged city? Who will lead me to Edom?

9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

9 Who will lead me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

9 Who will bring me [David] into the strong city [of Petra]? Who will lead me into Edom?

10 Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us? And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?

10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?

10 Aren't you the one, God, who has cast us off? Didn't you refuse, God, to accompany our armies?

10 Have You not rejected us, O God? And will You not go forth, O God, with our armies?

11 O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.

11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

11 Help us in our distress, for human help is worthless.

11 O give us help against the adversary, for vain (ineffectual and to no purpose) is the help or salvation of man.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

12 Through God we will fight valiantly; and it is he who will crush our enemies. To the Director: A composition by David for stringed instruments.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.



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