Bible: Psalm 83

Psalm 83 1 

83:1 A song, a psalm of Asaph.

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 plot 4  against your people,

and make plans to harm 5  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 alliance 10  against you.

83:6 It includes 11  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 Midian 16 

as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River! 17 

83:10 They were destroyed at Endor; 18 

their corpses were like manure 19  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 over 23  the pastures of God!

83:13 O my God, make them like dead thistles, 24 

like dead weeds blown away by 25  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 terrify 27  them with your windstorm.

83:16 Cover 28  their faces with shame,

so they might seek 29  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 know 33  that you alone are the Lord, 34 

the sovereign king 35  over all the earth.

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