(60) For the end, for them that shall yet be changed; for an inscription by David for instruction, when he had burned Mesopotamia of Syria, and Syria Sobal, and Joab had returned and struck in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
O God, you have rejected and destroyed us; you have been angry, yet have pitied us.
You have shaken the earth, and troubled it; heal its breaches, for it has been shaken.
You have shown your people hard things: you has made us drink the wine of astonishment.
You have given a token to them that fear you, that they might flee from the bow. Pause.
That your beloved ones may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me.
God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, and divide Sicima, and measure out the valley of tents.
Galaad is mine, and Manasse is mine; and Ephraim is the * Or, strengthening. strength of my head;
Judas is my king; Moab is the caldron of my hope; over Idumea will I stretch out my shoe; the Philistines have been subjected to me.
Who will lead me into the fortified city? who will guide me as far a Idumea?
10 Will not you, O God, who have cast us off? and will not you, O God, go forth with our forces?
11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the deliverance of man.
12 In God will we Gr. work power. do valiantly; and he shall bring to nothing them that harass us.

*59:7 Or, strengthening.

59:12 Gr. work power.