The Psalms

Psalm 60

David, complaining to God of former judgment, 1-3, now upon better hope, prays for deliverance, 4, 5. Comforting himself in God's promises, he craves that help whereon he trusts, 6-12.

1 [To the Chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth. Michtam of David for Teaching: when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.] O God, you have cast us off. You have scattered us. You have been displeased. O turn yourself to us again.

2 You have made the earth to tremble. You have broken it. Heal its breaches, for it shakes.

3 You have shown your people hard things. You have made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

4 You have given a banner to those who fear you so that it may be displayed because of the truth. [Selah.]

5 So that your beloved may be delivered, save with your right hand and hear me.

6 God has spoken in his holiness, "I will rejoice. I will divide Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.

7 Gilead is mine. And Manasseh is mine. Ephraim also is the strength of my head. Judah is my lawgiver.

8 Moab is my wash-pot. Over Edom I will cast out my shoe. Philistia, triumph because of me."

9 Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom?

10 Will you not, O God, who had cast us off, and you, O God, who did not go out with our armies?

11 Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is vain.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly, for he will tread down our enemies.

Commentary

Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 60

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