Psalm 60

He Will Tread Down Our Foes

To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam 1 of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

O God, j you have rejected us, k broken our defenses;
you have been angry; l oh, restore us.
2 You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open;
m repair its breaches, for it totters.
3 n You have made your people see hard things;
o you have given us p wine to drink that made us stagger.

4 You have set up q a banner for those who fear you,
that they may flee to it r from the bow. 2 Selah
5 s That your t beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

6 God has spoken u in his holiness: 3
"With exultation v I will divide up w Shechem
and portion out the Vale of x Succoth.
7 y Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
z Ephraim is a my helmet;
Judah is my b scepter.
8 c Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I d cast my shoe;
over e Philistia I shout in triumph." 4

9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
f Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Have you not g rejected us, O God?
You h do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
11 Oh, grant us help against the foe,
for i vain is the salvation of man!
12 With God we shall j do valiantly;
it is he who will k tread down our foes.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 80:1
    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 16:1
    Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:19
    Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel.
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:3
    David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates.
    2 Samuel 8:13 - 14
    And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
    2 Samuel 10:16
    And Hadadezer sent and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates. They came to Helam, with Shobach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
    1 Chronicles 18:3
    David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah-Hamath, as he went to set up his monument at the river Euphrates.
    1 Chronicles 18:12
    And Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 60:10
    Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
    Psalms 44:9
    But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies.
  6. Cross References
    2 Samuel 5:20
    And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, "The Lord has burst through my enemies before me like a bursting flood." Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 80:3
    Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
  8. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 71:20
    You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.
  10. Cross References
    Job 21:20
    Let their own eyes see their destruction, and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 51:17
    Wake yourself, wake yourself, stand up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, who have drunk to the dregs the bowl, the cup of staggering.
    Isaiah 51:22
    Thus says your Lord, the Lord, your God who pleads the cause of his people: "Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering; the bowl of my wrath you shall drink no more.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 5:26
    He will raise a signal for nations far away, and whistle for them from the ends of the earth; and behold, quickly, speedily they come!
    Isaiah 11:12
    He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
    Isaiah 13:2
    On a bare hill raise a signal; cry aloud to them; wave the hand for them to enter the gates of the nobles.
    Psalms 20:5
    May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!
  13. Cross References
    Proverbs 22:21
    To make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 60:5 - 12
    That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
    Psalms 108:6 - 13
    That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me!
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:12
    Of Benjamin he said, "The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.
    Jeremiah 11:15
    What right has my beloved in my house, when she has done many vile deeds? Can even sacrificial flesh avert your doom? Can you then exult?
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 89:35
    Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.
    Amos 4:2
    The Lord God has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days are coming upon you, when they shall take you away with hooks, even the last of you with fishhooks.
  17. Cross References
    Joshua 1:6
    Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.
  18. Cross References
    Genesis 12:6
    Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.
    Genesis 33:18
    And Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, on his way from Paddan-aram, and he camped before the city.
    Joshua 17:7
    The territory of Manasseh reached from Asher to Michmethath, which is east of Shechem. Then the boundary goes along southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
  19. Cross References
    Genesis 33:17
    But Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built himself a house and made booths for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
    Joshua 13:27
    And in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan.
  20. Cross References
    Joshua 13:31
    And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. These were allotted to the people of Machir the son of Manasseh for the half of the people of Machir according to their clans.
  21. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:17
    A firstborn bull - he has majesty, and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples, all of them, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 140:7
    O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.
  23. Cross References
    Genesis 49:10
    The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
  24. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:2
    And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.
  25. Cross References
    Matthew 3:11
    I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
  26. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:1
    After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
  27. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:14
    Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 60:1
    O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 44:9
    But you have rejected us and disgraced us and have not gone out with our armies.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 146:3
    Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 108:13
    With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
    Psalms 118:15 - 16
    Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
    Numbers 24:18
    Edom shall be dispossessed; Seir also, his enemies, shall be dispossessed. Israel is doing valiantly.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 44:5
    Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
    Isaiah 63:3
    I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel.
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