A song. A Psalm by Asaph.
83:1 God, don’t keep silent.
Don’t keep silent, and don’t be still, God.
83:2 For, behold, your enemies are stirred up.
Those who hate you have lifted up their heads.
83:3 They conspire with cunning against your people.
They plot against your cherished ones.
83:4 “Come,” they say, “and let’s destroy them as a nation,
that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
83:5 For they have conspired together with one mind. They form an alliance against you.
83:6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagrites;
83:7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assyria also is joined with them.
They have helped the children of Lot.
83:9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
83:10 who perished at Endor,
who became as dung for the earth.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
83:12 who said, “Let us take possession of God’s pasturelands.”
83:13 My God, make them like tumbleweed;
like chaff before the wind.
83:14 As the fire that burns the forest,
as the flame that sets the mountains on fire,
83:15 so pursue them with your tempest,
and terrify them with your storm.
83:16 Fill their faces with confusion,
that they may seek your name, Yahweh.
83:17 Let them be disappointed and dismayed forever.
Yes, let them be confounded and perish;
83:18 that they may know that you alone,
whose name is Yahweh,
are the Most High over all the earth.
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