| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help|
|For the Chief Musician; set to Shushan 1 Eduth. Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand.|
| ||O GOD, thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down;|
Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.
| ||Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it:|
Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
| ||Thou hast showed thy people hard things:|
Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
| ||Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee,|
That it may be displayed because of the truth. [Selah
| ||That thy beloved may be delivered,|
Save with thy right hand, and answer us. 2
| ||God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;|
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
| ||Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;|
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my sceptre. 3
| ||Moab is my washpot;|
Upon 4 Edom will I cast my shoe:
Philistia, shout thou because of me.
| ||Who will bring me into the strong city?|
Who 5 hath led me unto Edom?
| ||Hast 6 not thou, O God, cast us off?|
And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
| ||Give us help against the adversary;|
For vain is the help 7 of man.
| ||Through God we shall do valiantly;|
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.