Psalm 60
Prayer in Difficult Times
For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.”60:0 Ps 45; 69; 80 A Miktam of David for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in Salt Valley, killing twelve thousand.60:0 1Ch 18:3,12
1God, you have rejected us;
you have broken us down;
you have been angry. Restore us!60:1 Or Turn back to us60:1 Ps 44:9,23; 79:5
2You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders.60:2 Ps 18:7
3You have made your people suffer hardship;
you have given us wine to drink
that made us stagger.60:3 Is 51:17–23; Jr 25:15–17
4You have given a signal flag to those who fear you,
so that they can flee before the archers.60:4 Or can rally before the archers, or can rally because of the truth60:4 Is 5:26; 11:12; 13:2Selah
5Save with your right hand, and answer me,
so that those you love may be rescued.60:5 Ps 17:7; 20:6; 138:7

6God has spoken in his sanctuary:60:6 Or has promised by his holy nature
“I will celebrate!
I will divide up Shechem.60:6 Gn 12:6; 33:18
I will apportion the Valley of Succoth.60:6 Gn 33:17
7Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine,
and Ephraim is my helmet;60:7 Dt 33:17; Jos 13:31
Judah is my scepter.60:7 Gn 49:10
8Moab is my washbasin.60:8 2Sm 8:2
I throw my sandal on Edom;60:8 2Sm 8:14
I shout in triumph over Philistia.”60:8 2Sm 8:1

9Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?60:9 Jr 1:18
10God, haven’t you rejected us?
God, you do not march out with our armies.60:10 Ps 44:9
11Give us aid against the foe,
for human help is worthless.60:11 Ps 146:3
12With God we will perform valiantly;60:12 Nm 24:18; Ps 44:5; 118:15–16
he will trample our foes.60:5–12 Ps 108:6–13