1 To the chief musician upon Shushaneduth, a Michtham of David, to teach, When he fought with Aramnaharayim, and with Aramzobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Salt Valley twelve thousand men. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast made a breach in us, thou hast been displeased: restore now unto us thy favor.
2 Thou hast caused the earth to quake; thou hast split it: heal her breaches; for she is moved.
3 Thou hast caused thy people to see hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of confusion.
4 Thou hast given to those that fear thee a banner, to elevate themselves, because of the truth. Selah.
5 In order that thy beloved may be delivered: help with thy right hand, and answer me.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and the valley of Succoth will I measure out.
7 Mine is Gilad, and mine is Menasseh; Ephraim also is the stronghold of my head; of Judah are my chiefs;
8 Moab is my washpot; upon Edom will I cast my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou but over me.
9 Who will bring me into the fortified city? who will lead me as far as Edom?
10 Behold, it is thou, O God, who hast cast us off; and thou, O God, goest not forth with our armies.
11 Give us help against the assailant; for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God shall we do valiantly: and he it is that will tread down our assailants.