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Psalms 60:1


For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; 2  a prayer 3  of David written to instruct others. 4  It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 5  12,000 Edomites 6  in the Valley of Salt. 7  O God, you have rejected us. 8  You suddenly turned on us in your anger. 9  Please restore us!


1Sa 4:10,11,17; 1Sa 13:6,7,11,19-22; 1Sa 31:1-7; 2Sa 8:3,12,13; 2Sa 10:16; 2Ki 14:7; 1Ch 18:3,12,13; 1Ch 19:16-19; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 25:11; Ps 44:9; Ps 59:1; Ps 59:11; Ps 60:10; Ps 74:1; Ps 79:9; Ps 85:4; Ps 89:3,7,19; Ps 89:38; Ps 90:13; Ps 108:11; La 3:31,32; Zec 10:6; Ro 11:1,2

NET © Notes

sn Psalm 60. The psalmist grieves over Israel’s humiliation, but in response to God’s assuring word, he asks for divine help in battle and expresses his confidence in victory.

tn The Hebrew expression means “lily of the testimony.” It may refer to a particular music style or to a tune title.

tn The precise meaning of the Hebrew word מִכְתָּם (miktam), which also appears in the heading to Pss 16, 56-59, is uncertain. HALOT 582-83 s.v. defines it as “inscription.”

tn Heb “to teach.”

tn In Josh 8:21 and Judg 20:48 the two verbs “turn back” and “strike down” are also juxtaposed. There they refer to a military counter-attack.

tn Heb “12,000 of Edom.” Perhaps one should read אֲרַם (’aram, “Aram”) here rather than אֱדוֹם (’edom, “Edom”).

sn The heading apparently refers to the military campaign recorded in 2 Sam 10 and 1 Chr 19.

sn You have rejected us. See Pss 43:2; 44:9, 23.

tn Heb “you broke out upon us, you were angry.”

10 tn The imperfect verbal form here expresses the psalmist’s wish or prayer.

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