David, complaining to God of former judgment,
Psalms 60:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine, When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal: and Joab returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, twelve thousand men. O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us. Psalms 60:2 Thou hast moved the earth, and hast troubled it: heal thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved. Psalms 60:3 Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink the wine of sorrow.
now, upon better hope, prayeth for deliverance.
Psalms 60:4 Thou hast given a warning to them that fear thee: that they may flee from before the bow: That thy beloved may be delivered. Psalms 60:5 Save me with thy right hand, and hear me.
Comforting himself in God's promises, he craveth that help whereupon he trusteth.
Psalms 60:6 God hath spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles. Psalms 60:7 Galaad is mine, and Manasses is mine: and Ephraim is the strength of my head. Juda is my king: Psalms 60:8 Moab is the pot of my hope. Into Edom will I stretch out my shoe: to me the foreigners are made subject. Psalms 60:9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? Psalms 60:10 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go out with our armies? Psalms 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the salvation of man. Psalms 60:12 Through God we shall do mightily: and he shall bring to nothing them that afflict us.