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Psalm 108 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

A praise song of David.

108 God, I am ready, heart and soul,
    to sing songs of praise.
Wake up, my soul!
    Harps and lyres, wake up,
    and let’s wake the dawn!
Lord, I will praise you before all people.
    I will sing praises about you to every nation.
Your faithful love is higher
    than the highest clouds in the sky!
Rise above the heavens, God.
    Let all the world see your glory.
Use your great power and help us!
    Answer my prayer and save the people you love.

God has made this promise in his Temple[a]:
    “I will win the war and rejoice in victory!
I will divide this land among my people.
    I will give them Shechem.
    I will give them Succoth Valley.
Gilead and Manasseh will be mine.
    Ephraim will be my helmet.
    Judah will be my royal scepter.
Moab will be the bowl for washing my feet.
    Edom will be the slave who carries my sandals.
    I will defeat the Philistines and shout in victory!”

10-11 But, God, it seems that you have left us!
    You do not go out with our army.
So who will lead me into the strong, protected city?
    Who will lead me into battle against Edom?
12 Help us defeat the enemy!
    No one on earth can rescue us.
13 Only God can make us strong.
    Only God can defeat our enemies!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 108:7 in his Temple Or “in his holiness.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Psalm 108 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 108[a]

A song. A psalm of David.

My heart, O God, is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

Save us and help us with your right hand,
    that those you love may be delivered.
God has spoken from his sanctuary:
    “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
    and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim is my helmet,
    Judah is my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin,
    on Edom I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
    and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down our enemies.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 108:1 In Hebrew texts 108:1-13 is numbered 108:2-14.
New International Version (NIV)

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