Praise and Supplication to God for Victory.
A Song. A Psalm of David.
1O God, my heart is steadfast [with confident faith];
I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul.
2Awake, harp and lyre;
I will awaken the dawn!
3I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the people;
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
4For Your lovingkindness is great and higher than the heavens;
Your truth reaches to the skies.
5Be exalted [in majesty], O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth.
6That Your beloved [ones] may be rescued,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
7God has spoken in His #Or sanctuary.holiness:
“I will rejoice, I will portion out Shechem [as I divide Canaan among My people],
And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
8Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet of My head [My stronghold, My defense];
Judah is My #Or lawgiver.scepter.
9Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I will throw My shoe [to show Edom is Mine];
Over Philistia I will shout [in triumph].”
10Who will bring me into the fortified city [of Petra]?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11Have You not rejected us, O God?
And will You not go out, O God, with our armies?
12Give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain [a worthless hope].
13 # Or In or Through. With God we will do valiantly,
For it is He who will trample down our enemies.