1For the leader. Set to “Lily of Testimony.” A mikhtam of David for teaching about 2when he fought with Aram-Naharayim and with Aram-Tzovah, and Yo’av returned and killed 12,000 from Edom in the Salt Valley:
3God, you rejected us; you crushed us;
you were angry; but now revive us.
4You made the land shake, split it apart;
now repair the rifts, for it is collapsing.
5You made your people suffer hard times,
had us drink a wine that made us stagger.
6To those who fear you because of the truth
you gave a banner to rally around, (Selah)
7so that those you love could be rescued;
so save with your right hand, and answer us!
8God in his holiness spoke,
and I took joy [in his promise]:
“I will divide Sh’khem
and determine the shares in the Sukkot Valley.
9Gil‘ad is mine and M’nasheh mine,
Efrayim my helmet, Y’hudah my scepter.
10Mo’av is my washpot; on Edom I throw my shoe;
P’leshet, be crushed because of me!”
11Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
12God, have you rejected us?
You don’t go out with our armies, God.
13Help us against our enemy,
for human help is worthless.
14With God’s help we will fight valiantly,
for he will trample our enemies.