Song of Victory Over Edom
1For the music director, on the “Lily of the Covenant,” a Michtam of David, for teaching,
2when he fought with Aram-Naharaim and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
3O God, You have spurned us. You have broken out against us. You have been angry. Turn back to us!
4You made earth shake; You split it open. Heal its fractures—for it shudders.
5You made Your people see hardship. You made us drink wine of staggering.
6To those who fear You, You gave a banner, to be unfurled before the archers. Selah
7Save with Your right hand and answer us, so that Your beloved may be delivered.
8God has spoken in His holiness: “I will exult! I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the valley of Succoth.
9Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine, Ephraim is a helmet for my head, Judah is my scepter.
10Moab is my washbasin, On Edom I toss my sandal, Philistia, cry aloud because of me!”
11Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
12Should it not be You, O God— who spurned us and no longer goes out with our armies?
13Give us aid against the adversary, for the help of man is worthless.
14With God we will do mighty things, and He will trample our foes.