Psalm 59 (Kathisma 8)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
For the End: Concerning Those Verses That Are to be Alternated; Furthermore, for the Pillar Inscription of David, for Instruction When He Had Burned Mesopotamia of Syria and Syrian Sobal, and Joab Had Returned and Had Smitten Edom. Even Twelve Thousand in the Valley of Salt, 59.
(Psalm 60 - Hebrew Numbering)
O God, Thou hast cast off and hast destroyed us; Thou hast been wroth and hast had pity upon us.
Thou madest the earth to quake and troubled it; heal the breaches thereof, for it hath been shaken.
Thou hast shown Thy people hard things, Thou hast made us to drink the wine of contrition.
Thou hast given a sign unto them that fear Thee, that they may flee from before the face of the bow.
That Thy beloved ones may be delivered, save Thou with Thy right hand and hearken unto me.
God hath spoken in His sanctuary: I will rejoice and I will divide Sikima, and the vale of tabernacles will I measure out.
Mine is Galaad, and Mine is Manasses, and Ephraim is the strength of My head.
Judah is My king, Moab is the cauldron of My hope. Upon Idumea will I stretch out My shoe; the foreign tribes have been subjected unto Me.
Who will bring me into a fortified city?
Or who will lead me into Idumea?
Wilt Thou not, O God, Who hast spurned us?
And wilt Thou not, O God, go forth with our forces?
Give us help from affliction, for vain is the salvation of man.
In God we shall work mighty deeds, and He will bring to nought them that afflict us.