David, complaining to God of former judgment,
Psalms 60:1 To the Overseer.'Concerning the Lily of Testimony,' a secret treasure of David, to teach, in his striving with Aram-Naharaim, and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab turneth back and smiteth Edom in the valley of Salttwelve thousand. O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken ushadst been angry!Thou dost turn back to us. Psalms 60:2 Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved. Psalms 60:3 Thou hast shewn Thy people a hard thing, Thou hast caused us to drink wine of trembling.
now, upon better hope, prayeth for deliverance.
Psalms 60:4 Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah. Psalms 60:5 That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save [with] Thy right hand, and answer us.
Comforting himself in God's promises, he craveth that help whereupon he trusteth.
Psalms 60:6 God hath spoken in His holiness: I exultI apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure, Psalms 60:7 Mine [is] Gilead, and mine [is] Manasseh, And Ephraim [is] the strength of my head, Judah [is] my lawgiver, Psalms 60:8 Moab [is] my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia. Psalms 60:9 Who doth bring me [to] a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom? Psalms 60:10 Is it not Thou, O God? hast Thou cast us off? And dost Thou not go forth, O God, with our hosts! Psalms 60:11 Give to us help from adversity, And vain [is] the deliverance of man. Psalms 60:12 In God we do mightily, And He treadeth down our adversaries!