60 For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 1 a prayer 2 of David written to instruct others. 3 It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 4 12,000 Edomites 5 in the Valley of Salt. 6
O God, you have rejected us. 7
You suddenly turned on us in your anger. 8
Please restore us! 9
2 You made the earth quake; you split it open. 10
Repair its breaches, for it is ready to fall. 11
3 You have made your people experience hard times; 12
you have made us drink intoxicating wine. 13
4 You have given your loyal followers 14 a rallying flag,
so that they might seek safety from the bow. 15 (Selah)
5 Deliver by your power 16 and answer me, 17
so that the ones you love may be safe. 18
6 God has spoken in his sanctuary: 19
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem;
the Valley of Succoth I will measure off. 20
7 Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh! 21
Ephraim is my helmet, 22
Judah my royal scepter. 23
8 Moab is my washbasin. 24
I will make Edom serve me. 25
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.” 26
9 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom? 27
10 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
11 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile. 28
12 By God’s power we will conquer; 29
he will trample down 30 our enemies.
61 For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David.
O God, hear my cry for help!
Pay attention to my prayer!
2 From the most remote place on earth 1
I call out to you in my despair. 2
Lead me 3 up to an inaccessible rocky summit! 4
3 Indeed, 5 you are 6 my shelter,
a strong tower that protects me from the enemy. 7
4 I will be a permanent guest in your home; 8
I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. 9 (Selah)
5 For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers. 10
6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations! 11
7 May he reign 12 forever before God!
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him. 13
8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually, 14
as I fulfill 15 my vows day after day.
62 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
For God alone I patiently wait; 1
he is the one who delivers me. 2
2 He alone is my protector 3 and deliverer.
He is my refuge; 4 I will not be upended. 5
3 How long will you threaten 6 a man?
All of you are murderers, 7
as dangerous as a leaning wall or an unstable fence. 8
4 They 9 spend all their time planning how to bring him 10 down. 11
They love to use deceit; 12
they pronounce blessings with their mouths,
but inwardly they utter curses. 13 (Selah)
5 Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! 14
For he is the one who gives me confidence. 15
6 He alone is my protector 16 and deliverer.
He is my refuge; 17 I will not be upended. 18
7 God delivers me and exalts me;
God is my strong protector and my shelter. 19
8 Trust in him at all times, you people!
Pour out your hearts before him! 20
God is our shelter! (Selah)
9 Men are nothing but a mere breath;
human beings are unreliable. 21
When they are weighed in the scales,
all of them together are lighter than air. 22
10 Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! 23
Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! 24
If wealth increases, do not become attached to it! 25
11 God has declared one principle;
two principles I have heard: 26
God is strong, 27
12 and you, O Lord, demonstrate loyal love. 28
For you repay men for what they do. 29