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{To the chief Musician.
On Shushan.
Testimony.
Michtam of David;
to teach: when he strove with the Syrians of Mesopotamia, and the Syrians of Zobah, and Joab returned, and smote the Edomites in the valley of salt, twelve thousand.}
O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased: restore us again.
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Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast rent it: heal the breaches thereof;
for it shaketh.
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Thou hast shewn thy people hard things;
thou hast made us to drink the wine of bewilderment.
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Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth, (Selah,)
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That thy beloved ones may be delivered.
Save with thy right hand, and answer me.
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God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
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Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is the strength of my head;
Judah is my law-giver;
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Moab is my wash-pot;
upon Edom will I cast my sandal;
Philistia, shout aloud because of me.
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Who will bring me into the strong city?
who will lead me unto Edom?
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[Wilt] not thou, O God, who didst cast us off?
and didst not go forth, O God, with our armies?
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Give us help from trouble;
for vain is man's deliverance.
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Through God we shall do valiantly;
and he it is that will tread down our adversaries.