1: 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 Salt -- twelve thousand. O God, Thou hadst cast us off, Thou hadst broken us -- hadst been angry! -- Thou dost turn back to us. 2: Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved. 3: Thou hast shewn Thy people a hard thing, Thou hast caused us to drink wine of trembling. 4: Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah. 5: That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save [with] Thy right hand, and answer us. 6: God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult -- I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure, 7: Mine [is] Gilead, and mine [is] Manasseh, And Ephraim [is] the strength of my head, Judah [is] my lawgiver, 8: Moab [is] my pot for washing, over Edom I cast my shoe, Shout, concerning me, O Philistia. 9: Who doth bring me [to] a city of bulwarks? Who hath led me unto Edom? 10: Is it not Thou, O God? hast Thou cast us off? And dost Thou not go forth, O God, with our hosts! 11: Give to us help from adversity, And vain [is] the deliverance of man. 12: In God we do mightily, And He treadeth down our adversaries!