A song, a psalm of Asaph.
83:1 O God, do not be silent!
Do not ignore us!2 Do not be inactive, O God!
83:2 For look, your enemies are making a commotion;
those who hate you are hostile.3
83:3 They carefully plot4 against your people,
and make plans to harm5 the ones you cherish.6
83:4 They say, “Come on, let’s annihilate them so they are no longer a nation!7
Then the name of Israel will be remembered no more.”
83:5 Yes,8 they devise a unified strategy;9
they form an alliance10 against you.
83:6 It includes11 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,12
83:7 Gebal,13 Ammon, and Amalek,
Philistia and the inhabitants of Tyre.14
83:8 Even Assyria has allied with them,
lending its strength to the descendants of Lot.15 (Selah)
83:9 Do to them as you did to Midian16 –
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River!17
83:10 They were destroyed at Endor;18
their corpses were like manure19 on the ground.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,20
and all their rulers like Zebah and Zalmunna,21
83:12 who said,22 “Let’s take over23 the pastures of God!”
83:13 O my God, make them like dead thistles,24
like dead weeds blown away by25 the wind!
83:14 Like the fire that burns down the forest,
or the flames that consume the mountainsides,26
83:15 chase them with your gale winds,
and terrify27 them with your windstorm.
83:16 Cover28 their faces with shame,
so they might seek29 you,30 O Lord.
83:17 May they be humiliated and continually terrified!31
May they die in shame!32
83:18 Then they will know33 that you alone are the Lord,34
the sovereign king35 over all the earth.