Psalm 108

God praised, and supplicated to give victory.

A Song, a Psalm of David.

108 My heart is fixed, O God;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises, even with my glory.
Awake, psaltery and harp:
I myself will [a]awake right early.
I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples;
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
For thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens;
And thy truth reacheth unto the skies.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And thy glory above all the earth.
That thy beloved may be delivered,
Save with thy right hand, and answer [b]us.
God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the defence of my head;
Judah is my [c]sceptre.
Moab is my washpot;
[d]Upon Edom will I cast my shoe;
Over Philistia will I shout.
10 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who [e]hath led me unto Edom?
11 [f]Hast not thou cast us off, O God?
And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
12 Give us help against the adversary;
For vain is the [g]help of man.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly:
For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.


  1. Psalm 108:2 Or, awake the dawn
  2. Psalm 108:6 Another reading is, me
  3. Psalm 108:8 Or, lawgiver
  4. Psalm 108:9 Or, Unto
  5. Psalm 108:10 Or, will lead me etc.
  6. Psalm 108:11 Or, Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off, And goest . . . hosts?
  7. Psalm 108:12 Hebrew salvation.