Old Testament

Psalm 108
Psalm 108
My Heart Is Steadfast
A song. A psalm by David.
David's Confident Praise
1My heart is steadfast, O God.
I will sing and I will make music.
Indeed, I will sing with all my being.[]
2Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
3I will give you thanks among the peoples, Lord,
and I will make music to you among the nations.[]
4because your great mercy reaches above the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the skies.
David's Prayer
5Be exalted above the heavens, O God.
Let your glory be over all the earth.
6So that the ones you love may be rescued,
bring salvation by your right hand and answer me.
David's Confidence in God's Help
7God has spoken in his holiness.[]
I will triumph. I will distribute Shechem,
and I will measure off the Valley of Succoth.
8Gilead is mine. Manasseh is mine.
Ephraim is my helmet. Judah is my scepter.
9Moab is my washbasin. On Edom I toss my sandal.
I shout aloud over Philistia.[]
10Who will bring me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11Is it not you, O God, who have rejected us?
Is it not you, O God, who no longer go out with our armies?
12Give us help against the foe,
for human help is worthless.
13In God we will do mighty deeds.
He is the one who will trample our foes.


  • 108:1 Literally glory
  • 108:3 The main Hebrew text divides the word for nations into two words to create the derogatory term non-peoples. This gives the connotation heathen nations.
  • 108:7 Or holy place
  • 108:9 It is possible that the speaker of these verses is God rather than David. See Psalm 60.