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Psalms 60:6

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— God has spoken in His holiness: “I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— God hath spoken in his holiness; I will exult: I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— God, hath spoken in his holiness—I will exult! I will apportion Shechem, And, the Vale of Succoth, will I measure out;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— God hath spoken in His holiness: I exult—I apportion Shechem, And the valley of Succoth I measure,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— God hath spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will divide Sichem; and will mete out the vale of tabernacles.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— God hath spoken in his holines: therefore I will reioyce: I shall deuide Shechem, and measure the valley of Succoth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— God hath spoken in his holinesse, I wil reioyce: I will diuide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— God has spoken in his holiness: I will be strong, I will divide Shechem and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, and divide Shechem{gr.Sicima}, and measure out the valley of tents.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Elohim hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shekhem, and mete out the valley of Sukkoth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
´Élöhîm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
hath spoken 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
in his holiness; 6944
{6944} Prime
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
I will rejoice, 5937
{5937} Prime
A primitive root; to jump for joy, that is, exult.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
I will divide 2505
{2505} Prime
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Šæȼem שְׁכֶם, 7927
{7927} Prime
The same as H7926; ridge; Shekem, a place in Palestine.
and mete out 4058
{4058} Prime
A primitive root; properly to stretch; by implication to measure (as if by stretching a line); figuratively to be extended.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the valley 6010
{6010} Prime
From H6009; a vale (that is, broad depression).
of Succôŧ סֻכּוֹת. 5523
{5523} Prime
Plural of H5521; booths; Succoth, the name of a place in Egypt and of three in Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 60:6-10

_ _ God hath spoken in — or, “by.”

_ _ his holiness — (Psalms 89:35; Amos 4:2), on the pledge of His attributes (Psalms 22:3; Psalms 30:4). Taking courage from God’s promise to give them possession (Exodus 23:31; Deuteronomy 11:24) (and perhaps renewed to him by special revelation), with triumphant joy he describes the conquest as already made.

_ _ Shechem, and ... Succoth — as widely separated points, and —

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 60:6-12

_ _ David is here rejoicing in hope and praying in hope; such are the triumphs of the saints, not so much upon the account of what they have in possession as of what they have in prospect (Psalms 60:6): “God has spoken in his holiness (that is, he has given me his word of promise, has sworn by his holiness, and he will not lie unto David, Psalms 89:35), therefore I will rejoice, and please myself with the hopes of the performance of the promise, which was intended for more than a pleasing promise,” Note, God's word of promise, being a firm foundation of hope, is a full fountain of joy to all believers.

_ _ I. David here rejoices; and it is in prospect of two things: —

_ _ 1. The perfecting of this revolution in his own kingdom. God having spoken in his holiness that David shall be king, he doubts not but the kingdom is all his own, as sure as if it were already in his hand: I will divide Shechem (a pleasant city in Mount Ephraim) and mete out the valley of Succoth, as my own. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine, and both are entirely reduced, Psalms 60:7. Ephraim would furnish him with soldiers for his life-guards and his standing forces; Judah would furnish him with able judges for his courts of justice; and thus Ephraim would be the strength of his head and Judah his lawgiver. Thus may an active believer triumph in the promises, and take the comfort of all the good contained in them; for they are all yea and amen in Christ. “God has spoken in his holiness, and then pardon is mine, peace mine, grace mine, Christ mine, heaven mine, God himself mine.” All is yours, for you are Christ's, 1 Corinthians 3:22, 1 Corinthians 3:23.

_ _ 2. The conquering of the neighbouring nations, which had been vexatious to Israel, were still dangerous, and opposed the throne of David, Psalms 60:8. Moab shall be enslaved, and put to the meanest drudgery. The Moabites became David's servants, 2 Samuel 8:2. Edom shall be made a dunghill to throw old shoes upon; at least David shall take possession of it as his own, which was signified by drawing off his shoe over it, Ruth 4:7. As for the Philistines, let them, if they dare, triumph over him as they had done; he will soon force them to change their note. Rather let those that know their own interest triumph because of him; for it would be the greatest kindness imaginable to them to be brought into subjection to David and communion with Israel. But the war is not yet brought to an end; there is a strong city, Rabbah (perhaps) of the children of Ammon, which yet holds out; Edom is not yet subdued. Now, (1.) David is here enquiring for help to carry on the ark: “Who will bring me into the strong city? What allies, what auxiliaries, can I depend upon, to make me master of the enemies' country and their strongholds?” Those that have begun a good work cannot but desire to make a thorough work of it, and to bring it to perfection. (2.) He is expecting it from God only: “Wilt not thou, O God? For thou hast spoken in thy holiness; and wilt not thou be as good as thy word?” He takes notice of the frowns of Providence they had been under: Thou hadst, in appearance, cast us off; thou didst not go forth with our armies. When they were defeated and met with disappointments, they owned it was because they wanted (that is, because they had forfeited) the gracious presence of God with them; yet they do not therefore fly off from him, but rather take so much the faster hold of him; and the less he has done for them of late the more they hoped he would do. At the same time that they own God's justice in what was past they hope in his mercy for what was to come: “Though thou hadst cast us off, yet thou wilt not contend for ever, thou wilt not always chide; though thou hadst cast us off, yet thou hast begun to show mercy; and wilt thou not perfect what thou hast begun?” The Son of David, in his sufferings, seemed to be cast off by his Father when he cried out, Why hast thou forsaken me? and yet even then he obtained a glorious victory over the powers of darkness and their strong city, a victory which will undoubtedly be completed at last; for he has gone forth conquering and to conquer. The Israel of God, his spiritual Israel, are likewise, through him, more than conquerors. Though sometimes they may be tempted to think that God has cast them off, and may be foiled in particular conflicts, yet God will bring them into the strong city at last. Vincimur in praelio, sed non in belloWe are foiled in a battle, but not in the whole war. A lively faith in the promise will assure us, not only that the God of peace shall tread Satan under our feet shortly, but that it is our Father's good pleasure to give us the kingdom.

_ _ II. He prays in hope. His prayer is, Give us help from trouble, Psalms 60:11. Even in the day of their triumph they see themselves in trouble, because still in war, which is troublesome even to the prevailing side. None therefore can delight in war but those that love to fish in troubled waters. The help from trouble they pray for is preservation from those they were at war with. Though now they were conquerors, yet (so uncertain are the issues of war), unless God gave them help in the next engagement, they might be defeated; therefore, Lord, send us help from the sanctuary. Help from trouble is rest from war, which they prayed for, as those that contended for equity, not for victory. Sic quaerimus pacemThus we seek for peace. The hope with which they support themselves in this prayer has two things in it: — 1. A diffidence of themselves and all their creature-confidences: Vain is the help of man. Then only we are qualified to receive help from God when we are brought to own the insufficiency of all creatures to do that for us which we expect him to do. 2. A confidence in God, and in his power and promise (Psalms 60:12): “Through God we shall do valiantly, and so we shall do victoriously; for he it is, and he only, that shall tread down our enemies, and shall have the praise of doing it.” Note, (1.) Our confidence in God must be so far from superseding that it must encourage and quicken our endeavours in the way of our duty. Though it is God that performs all things for us, yet there is something to be done by us. (2.) Hope in God is the best principle of true courage. Those that do their duty under his conduct may afford to do it valiantly; for what need those fear who have God on their side? (3.) It is only through God, and by the influence of his grace, that we do valiantly; it is he that puts strength into us, and inspires us, who of ourselves are weak and timorous, with courage and resolution. (4.) Though we do ever so valiantly, the success must be attributed entirely to him; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies, and not we ourselves. All our victories, as well as our valour, are from him, and therefore at his feet all our crown must be cast.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 60:6

Rejoice — Therefore I will turn my prayers into praises, for what God has already done. Divide — Which supposeth possession and dominion. Shechem — A place within Jordan, in mount Ephraim. Succoth — A place without Jordan. He mentions Shechem, and Succoth; for all the land of Canaan, within and without Jordan.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 60:6

God hath spoken in his (g) holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

(g) It is as certain as if it were spoken by an oracle, that I will possess those places which Saul has left to his children.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon [one that is] mighty; I have exalted [one] chosen out of the people.
Psalms 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
Psalms 108:7-13 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. ... Through God we shall do valiantly: for he [it is that] shall tread down our enemies.
Psalms 132:11 The LORD hath sworn [in] truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
2 Samuel 3:18 Now then do [it]: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.
2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.
Jeremiah 23:9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.


Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
2 Samuel 7:18-20 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who [am] I, O Lord GOD? and what [is] my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? ... And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.
Luke 1:45-47 And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. ... And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.


Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
2 Samuel 2:8-9 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim; ... And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
2 Samuel 5:1-3 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh. ... So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.


Genesis 12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] then in the land.
, Sichem,
Joshua 20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Joshua 24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.


Joshua 13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and [his] border, [even] unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
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Gn 12:6. Jsh 1:6; 13:27; 20:7; 24:1, 32. 2S 2:8; 3:18; 5:1, 2; 7:18. Ps 56:4; 89:19, 35; 108:7; 119:162; 132:11. Jr 23:9. Am 4:2. Lk 1:45.

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