For the music leader. According to Lily. A testimony. A miktam of David. For instruction, when he went to war with Aram-naharaim and Aram-sobah, and when Joab returned and defeated Edom, killing twelve thousand in the Salt Valley.
1God, you have rejected us—
You’ve been so angry.
Now restore us!
2You’ve made the ground quake,
splitting it open.
Now repair its cracks
because it’s shaking apart!
3You’ve made your people suffer hardship;
you’ve given us wine and we stagger.
4Give a flag to those who honor you,
so they can rally around it,
safe from attack.#Or the bow; Heb uncertain Selah
5Save us by your power and answer us
so that the people you love might be rescued.
6God has spoken in his sanctuary:
"I will celebrate as I divide up Shechem
and portion out the Succoth Valley.
7Gilead is mine;
Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet;
Judah is my scepter.
8But Moab is my washbowl;
I’ll throw my shoe at Edom.
I shout in triumph over Philistia!#Syr, Ps 108:9; MT Celebrate over me, Philistia!
9I wish someone would bring me to a fortified city!
I wish someone would lead me to Edom!"
10But you have rejected us, God, haven’t you?
God, you no longer accompany our armies.
11Give us help against the enemy;
human help is worthless.
12With God we will triumph;
he’s the one who will trample our adversaries.