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To the Overseer.
— `Concerning the Lily of Testimony,' a secret treasure of David, to teach, in his striving with Aram-Naharaim, and with Aram-Zobah, and Joab turneth back and smiteth Edom in the valley of Salttwelve thousand.
O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken us — hadst been angry! — Thou dost turn back to us.
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Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved.
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Thou hast shewn Thy people a hard thing, Thou hast caused us to drink wine of trembling.
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Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign.
To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth.
Selah.
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That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save [with] Thy right hand, and answer us.
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God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult — I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure,
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Mine [is] Gilead, and mine [is] Manasseh, And Ephraim [is] the strength of my head, Judah [is] my lawgiver,
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Moab [is] my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia.
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Who doth bring me [to] a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom?
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Is it not Thou, O God? hast Thou cast us off? And dost Thou not go forth, O God, with our hosts!
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Give to us help from adversity, And vain [is] the deliverance of man.
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In God we do mightily, And He treadeth down our adversaries!