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Psalms 60:7

Context
NETBible

Gilead belongs to me, as does Manasseh! 1  Ephraim is my helmet, 2  Judah my royal scepter. 3 

XREF

Ge 49:10; De 33:17; Jos 17:1,5,6; 1Sa 28:2; 1Ch 12:19,37

NET © Notes

sn Gilead was located east of the Jordan. Half of the tribe of Manasseh lived east of the Jordan in the region of Bashan.

tn Heb “the protection of my head.”

sn Ephraim, named after one of Joseph’s sons, was one of two major tribes located west of the Jordan. By comparing Ephraim to a helmet, the Lord suggests that the Ephraimites played a primary role in the defense of his land.

sn Judah, like Ephraim, was the other major tribe west of the Jordan. The Davidic king, symbolized here by the royal scepter, came from this tribe.



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