NASB — Psalms 108 — KJV

God Praised and Supplicated to Give Victory.

A Song, a Psalm of David.

  1 aMy heart is steadfast, O God;
  I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my Isoul.
  2 Awake, harp and lyre;
  I will awaken the dawn!
  3 I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples,
  And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
  4 For Your alovingkindness is great babove the heavens,
  And Your truth [reaches] to the skies.
  5 aBe exalted, O God, above the heavens,
  And Your glory above all the earth.
  6 aThat Your beloved may be delivered,
  Save with Your right hand, and answer me!

[1] ILit glory aPs 57:7-11; 108:1-5
[4] aNu 14:18; Dt 7:9; Ps 36:5; 100:5; Mi 7:18-20 bPs 113:4
[5] aPs 57:5
[6] aPs 60:5-12; 108:6-13

  7 ¶ God has spoken in His Iholiness:
  “I will exult, I will portion out Shechem
  And measure out the valley of Succoth.
  8 “Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine;
  Ephraim also is the Ihelmet of My head;
  aJudah is My IIscepter.
  9 “Moab is My washbowl;
  Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
  Over Philistia I will shout aloud.”

[7] IOr sanctuary
[8] ILit protection IIOr lawgiver aGn 49:10

  10aWho will bring me into the besieged city?
  Who Iwill lead me to Edom?
  11 Have not You Yourself, O God, arejected us?
  And will You not go forth with our armies, O God?
  12 Oh give us help against the adversary,
  For adeliverance Iby man is in vain.
  13 IThrough God we will do valiantly,
  And ait is He who shall tread down our adversaries.

[10] IOr has led aPs 60:9
[11] aPs 44:9
[12] ILit of aIs 30:3
[13] IOr In or With aIs 60:12; 63:1-4


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David encourageth himself to praise God.

1 ¶ [[A Song [or] Psalm of David.]] O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I [myself] will awake early. 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. 4 For thy mercy [is] great above the heavens: and thy truth [reacheth] unto the clouds.

[1] Ex 15:1; Ps 16:9; 30:12; 34:1; 57:7; 60:5; 68:1; 71:8, 15, 23; 104:33; 105:1, 6; 138:1; 145:1, 21; 146:1.
[2] Jg 5:12; Ps 33:2; 57:8; 69:30; 81:2; 92:1; 103:22.
[3] Ps 22:22, 27; 96:10; 117:1; 138:4; Zp 3:14, 20.
[4] Ps 36:5; 85:10; 89:2, 5; 103:11; Is 55:9; Mi 7:18; Ep 2:4.

He prayeth for God's assistance according to his promise.

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; 6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save [with] thy right hand, and answer me. 7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead [is] mine; Manasseh [is] mine; Ephraim also [is] the strength of mine head; Judah [is] my lawgiver; 9 Moab [is] my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. 10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

[5] 1Ch 29:10; Ps 8:1; 21:13; 57:5, 11; 72:19; 148:13; Is 6:3; Mt 6:9, 13.
[6] Ex 15:6; Dt 33:12; 2S 12:25; 1K 18:24, 26, 29, 36; 2Ch 32:20; Ps 35:1; 54:1; 60:5; 98:1; 144:5; Is 51:2; 65:24; Jr 33:3; Mt 3:17; 17:5; Ro 1:7; Ep 1:6; Col 3:12.
[7] Gn 33:17; Jsh 17:7; 20:7; 24:1; Jg 8:5; 2S 7:20; Ps 16:9; 89:35; Am 4:2; 1P 1:3, 8; 2P 1:3.
[8] Gn 49:10; Dt 33:17; Jsh 13:8; 1S 28:4; 2S 2:8; 5:5; Ps 122:5.
[9] Ru 4:7; 2S 8:1; 21:15; Ps 60:8; Is 14:29; Jn 13:8, 14.
[10] Ps 20:6; 60:1; Is 63:1; Jr 49:7; Ob 1:3.

His confidence in God's help.

11 [Wilt] not [thou], O God, [who] hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? 12 Give us help from trouble: for vain [is] the help of man. 13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he [it is that] shall tread down our enemies.

[11] Nu 10:9; Dt 20:3; 1S 17:26, 36; 29:1; 2Ch 13:12; 14:11; 20:15; Ps 44:9.
[12] Jb 9:13; 16:2; Ps 20:1; 146:3; Is 2:22; 30:3; 31:3; Jr 17:5; Lm 4:17.
[13] Jg 15:8; 2Ch 20:12; Ps 18:29, 42; 60:12; 118:6; 144:1; Is 25:10; 63:3; Ro 16:20; 1Co 15:10; 2Co 2:14; Ep 6:10.


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