For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A miktamb of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaimc and Aram Zobah,d and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.g
1 You have rejected us,h God, and burst upon us;
2 You have shaken the landk and torn it open;
mend its fractures,l for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;m
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.n
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a bannero
to be unfurled against the bow.e
5 Save us and help us with your right hand,p
that those you loveq may be delivered.
“In triumph I will parcel out Shechemr
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.s
7 Gileadt is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraimu is my helmet,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.x”
Who will lead me to Edom?
and no longer go out with our armies?y
for human help is worthless.z
and he will trample down our enemies.a
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
Title: That is, Arameans of Northwest Mesopotamia
Title: That is, Arameans of central Syria
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.