1 Of David. For teaching. When he fought with Aʹram-naharaʹim and Aʹram-Zoʹbah, and Joʹab returned and struck down 12,000 Eʹdomites in the Valley of Salt.
O God, you rejected us; you broke through our defenses. You were angry with us; but now accept us back!
2 You caused the earth to quake; you split it open. Repair its breaches, for it is falling.
3 You caused your people to suffer hardship. You made us drink wine that makes us stagger.
4 Give a signal to those fearing you To flee and dodge the bow.
5 So that your loved ones may be rescued, Save us with your right hand and answer us.
6 God has spoken in his holiness: “I will exult, I will give out Sheʹchem as an inheritance, And I will measure off the Valley of Sucʹcoth.
7 Gilʹead belongs to me, as does Manasʹseh, And Eʹphraim is the helmet for my head; Judah is my commander’s staff.
8 Moʹab is my washbasin. Over Eʹdom I will throw my sandal. Over Philisʹtia I will shout in triumph.”
9 Who will bring me to the besieged city? Who will lead me as far as Eʹdom?
10 Is it not you, O God, who have rejected us, Our God, who no longer goes out with our armies?
11 Help us in our distress, For salvation by humans is worthless.
12 By God we will gain power, And he will trample on our adversaries.