David says that the Lord has scattered His people—The Lord places Ephraim at the head and makes Judah His lawgiver.
To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
1 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast ascattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of aastonishment.
4 Thou hast given a abanner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5 That thy abeloved may be bdelivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of aSuccoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my alawgiver;
8 Moab is my washpot; over aEdom will I cast out my shoe: bPhilistia, triumph thou because of me.
9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.