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.
[ 1] O G OD, thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.
[ 2] Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
[ 3] Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.
[ 4] Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. [Selah
[ 5] That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer us. 2
[ 6] God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
[ 7] Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. 3
[ 8] Moab is my washpot; Upon 4 Edom will I cast my shoe: Philistia, shout thou because of me.
[ 9] Who will bring me into the strong city? Who 5 hath led me unto Edom?
[ 10] Hast 6 not thou, O God, cast us off? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
[ 11] Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help 7 of man.
[ 12] Through God we shall do valiantly; For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.