1To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam* 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, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.2You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.3You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger.4You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow.*5That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!6God has spoken in his holiness:* “With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Vale of Succoth.7Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.8Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”*9Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?10Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.11Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!12With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.