Bible (Jewish Publication Society 1917)/Psalms
1For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David. 2My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me, and art far from my help at the words of my cry? 3O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not; and at night, and there is no surcease for me. 4Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel. 5In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them. 6Unto Thee they cried, and escaped; in Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed. 7But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 8All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
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1 For the Leader; upon Shushan Eduth; Michtam of David, to teach; 2 When he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand. 3O God, Thou hast cast us off, Thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; O restore us. 4Thou hast made the land to shake, Thou hast cleft it; heal the breaches thereof; for it tottereth. 5Thou hast made Thy people to see hard things; Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering. 6Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah 7That Thy beloved may be delivered, save with Thy right hand, and answer me. 8God spoke in His holiness, that I would exult; that I would divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 9Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre. 10Moab is my washpot; upon Edom do I cast my shoe; Philistia, cry aloud because of me! 11Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will lead me unto Edom? 12Hast not Thou, O God, cast us off? And Thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts. 13Give us help against the adversary; for vain is the help of man. 14Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that will tread down our adversaries.