Praise and Supplication to God for Victory.
A Song. A Psalm of David.
1O God, my heart is steadfast [with confident faith];
I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre;
I will awaken the dawn!
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the people;
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your lovingkindness is great and higher than the heavens;
Your truth reaches to the skies.
Be exalted [in majesty], O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth.
That Your beloved [ones] may be rescued,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
God has spoken in His [a]holiness:
“I will rejoice, I will portion out Shechem [as I divide Canaan among My people],
And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
“Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the helmet of My head [My stronghold, My defense];
Judah is My [b]scepter.
“Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I will throw My shoe [to show Edom is Mine];
Over Philistia I will shout [in triumph].”
Who will bring me into the fortified city [of Petra]?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Have You not rejected us, O God?
And will You not go out, O God, with our armies?
Give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain [a worthless hope].
[c]With God we will do valiantly,
For it is He who will trample down our enemies.