Amplified Bible

Psalm 60

Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “The Lily of the Testimony.” A Mikhtam of David [intended to record memorable thoughts and] to teach; when he struggled with the Arameans of Mesopotamia and the Arameans of Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

1O God, You have rejected us and cast us off. You have broken [down our defenses and scattered] us;
You have been angry; O restore us and turn again to us.

You have made the land quake, You have split it open;
Heal its rifts, for it shakes and totters.

You have made Your people experience hardship;
You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger and fall.

You have set up a banner for those who fear You [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder—a banner to shield them from attack],
A banner that may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

That Your beloved ones may be rescued,
Save with Your right hand and answer us.


God has spoken in His holiness [in His promises]:
“I will rejoice, I will divide [the land of] Shechem and measure out the Valley of Succoth [west to east].

“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim is My helmet;
Judah is My scepter.

“Moab is My [a]washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe [in triumph];
Over Philistia I raise the shout [of victory].”


Who will bring me into the besieged city [of Petra]?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10 
Have You not rejected us, O God?
And will You not go out with our armies?
11 
Give us help against the enemy,
For the help of man is worthless (ineffectual, without purpose).
12 
Through God we will have victory,
For He will trample down our enemies.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 60:8 I.e. the household pot used for washing the feet.

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 60

Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help.

For the choir director; according to [a]Shushan Eduth. A [b]Mikhtam of David, to teach; [c]when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

1O God, You have rejected us. You have [d]broken us;
You have been angry; O, restore us.
You have made the [e]land quake, You have split it open;
Heal its breaches, for it totters.
You have [f]made Your people experience hardship;
You have given us [g]wine to drink that makes us stagger.
You have given a banner to those who fear You,
That it may be displayed because of the truth. [h]Selah.
That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with Your right hand, and answer [i]us!

God has spoken in His [j]holiness:
“I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
“Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine;
Ephraim also is the [k]helmet of My head;
Judah is My [l]scepter.
“Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Shout loud, O Philistia, because of Me!”

Who will bring me into the besieged city?
Who [m]will lead me to Edom?
10 Have not You Yourself, O God, rejected us?
And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
11 O give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance [n]by man is in vain.
12 [o]Through God we shall do valiantly,
And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 60:1 Lit The lily of testimony
  2. Psalm 60:1 Possibly, Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
  3. Psalm 60:1 2 Sam 8:3, 13; 1 Chr 18:3, 12
  4. Psalm 60:1 Or broken out upon us
  5. Psalm 60:2 Or earth
  6. Psalm 60:3 Lit caused Your people to see
  7. Psalm 60:3 Lit wine of staggering
  8. Psalm 60:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  9. Psalm 60:5 Some authorities read me
  10. Psalm 60:6 Or sanctuary
  11. Psalm 60:7 Lit protection
  12. Psalm 60:7 Or lawgiver
  13. Psalm 60:9 Or has led
  14. Psalm 60:11 Lit of
  15. Psalm 60:12 Or In or With