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The Book of Psalms

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1 To the chief music-maker; put to Shushan-eduth. Michtam. Of David.
For teaching. When he was fighting against Aram-naharaim and Aramzobah, when Joab came back, and put twelve thousand of the Edomites to death, in the Valley of Salt.
2 God, you have put us away from you, you have sent us in all directions, you have been angry; O be turned to us again.
3 By the power of your hand the earth is shaking and broken; make it strong again, for it is moved.
4 You have made the people see hard times; you have given us the wine of shaking for our drink.
5 Give a safe place to those who have fear of you, where they may go in flight from before the bow. (Selah.)
6 So that your loved ones may be made safe, let your right hand be my salvation, and give me an answer.
7 God has said in his holy place, I will be glad: I will make a division of Shechem, and the valley of Succoth will be measured out.
8 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; and Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver;
9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I put out my shoe; over Philistia will a glad cry be sounded.
10 Who will take me into the strong town? who will be my guide into Edom?
11 Have not you put us away, O God? and you have not gone out with our armies.
12 Give us help in our trouble; for there is no help in man.
13 Through God we will do great things, for through him our haters will be crushed under our feet.