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

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 60

Psalm 60

For the director of music. For teaching. A miktam of David when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah. That was when Joab returned and struck down 12,000 people from Edom in the Valley of Salt. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.”

God, you have turned away from us. You have attacked us.
    You have been angry. Now turn back to us!
You have shaken the land and torn it open.
    Fix its cracks, because it is falling apart.
You have shown your people hard times.
    You have made us drink the wine of your anger.
    Now we can’t even walk straight.

But you lead into battle those who have respect for you.
    You give them a flag to wave against the enemy’s weapons.

Save us and help us by your power.
    Do this 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.
    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.”

Who will bring me to the city that has high walls around it?
    Who will lead me to the land of Edom?
10 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?
11 Help us against our enemies.
    The help people give doesn’t amount to anything.
12 With your help we will win the battle.
    You will walk all over our enemies.