(For the music leader. To the tune “Lily of the Promise.” A special psalm by David for teaching. He wrote it during his wars with the Arameans of northern Syria,[Q] when Joab came back and killed twelve thousand Edomites[R] in Salt Valley.) You Can Depend on God 60 1You, God, are angry with us! We are rejected and crushed. Make us strong again! 2You made the earth shake and split wide open; now heal its wounds and stop its trembling. 3You brought hard times on your people, and you gave us wine that made us stagger. 4You gave a signal to those who worship you, so they could escape from enemy arrows.[S] 5Answer our prayers, God! Use your powerful arm and give us victory. Then the people you love will be safe. 6Our God, you solemnly promised, “I would gladly divide up the city of Shechem and give away Succoth Valley piece by piece. 7The lands of Gilead and Manasseh are mine. Ephraim is my war helmet, and Judah is the symbol of my royal power. 8Moab is merely my washbasin. Edom belongs to me, and I shout in triumph over the Philistines.” 9Our God, who will bring me to the fortress, or lead me to Edom? 10Have you rejected us and deserted our armies? 11Help us defeat our enemies! No one else can rescue us. 12You will give us victory and crush our enemies.
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