VIN(i) 1 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of The Lily of the Covenant. A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. God, You have rejected us. You have broken us down, You have been angry. Restore us again. 2 You have made the land tremble. You have torn it. Mend its fractures, for it quakes. 3 You have shown your people hard things; You have given us wine that staggers. 4 You have rallied those who fear you round a banner out of bowshot, Selah 5 Save with Your right hand and answer me, that Your beloved may be delivered. 6 God has spoken from his sanctuary: "I will triumph. I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. 7 Gilead belongs to me, and Manasseh is mine. Ephraim is my helmet, and Judah my scepter. 8 Moab is My washbasin; Unto Edom shall I fling My sandal; Over Philistia shall I shout in triumph. 9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 10 Is it not you O God, who rejected us? You do not go out with our armies, do you God? 11 Give us help against the adversary, for the help of man is vain. 12 In God we will do strength and he will tread down our adversaries.