A song, a psalm of David.
108:1 I am determined,2 O God!
I will sing and praise you with my whole heart.3
108:2 Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!
I will wake up at dawn!4
108:3 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Lord!
I will sing praises to you before foreigners!5
108:4 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky,6
and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
108:5 Rise up7 above the sky, O God!
May your splendor cover the whole earth!8
108:6 Deliver by your power9 and answer me,
so that the ones you love may be safe.10
108:7 God has spoken in his sanctuary:11
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,
the valley of Succoth I will measure off.12
108:8 Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh!13
Ephraim is my helmet,14
Judah my royal scepter.15
108:9 Moab is my wash basin.16
I will make Edom serve me.17
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”
108:10 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom?18
108:11 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
108:12 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile.19
108:13 By God’s power we will conquer;20
he will trample down21 our enemies.