King James Version

Psalm 108

1O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 108

Psalm 108

A song. A psalm of David.

God, my heart feels secure.
    I will sing and make music to you with all my heart.
Harp and lyre, wake up!
    I want to sing and make music before the sun rises.
Lord, I will praise you among the nations.
    I will sing about you among the people of the earth.
Great is your love. It is higher than the heavens.
    Your truth reaches to the skies.
God, may you be honored above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over the whole earth.

Save us. Help us with your powerful right hand,
    so that those you love may be saved.
God has spoken from his temple.
    He has said, “I will win the battle.
Then I will divide up the land around Shechem.
    I will divide up the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead belongs to me, and so does the land of Manasseh.
    Ephraim is the strongest tribe. It is like a helmet for my head.
    Judah is the royal tribe. It is like a ruler’s scepter.
Moab serves me like one who washes my feet.
    I toss my sandal on Edom to show that I own it.
    I shout to Philistia that I have won the battle.”

10 Who will bring me to the city that has high walls around it?
    Who will lead me to the land of Edom?
11 God, isn’t it you, even though you have now turned away from us?
    Isn’t it you, even though you don’t lead our armies into battle anymore?
12 Help us against our enemies.
    The help people give doesn’t amount to anything.
13 With your help we will win the battle.
    You will walk all over our enemies.