Psalms 83

Psalm 831

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.

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