Psalm 83
NASB 1977►► 
God Implored to Confound His Enemies.

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

     1O God, do not remain quiet;
            Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

     2For, behold, Thine enemies make an uproar;
            And those who hate Thee have exalted themselves.

     3They make shrewd plans against Thy people,
            And conspire together against Thy treasured ones.

     4They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
            That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

     5For they have conspired together with one mind;
            Against Thee do they make a covenant:

     6The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
            Moab, and the Hagrites;

     7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
            Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

     8Assyria also has joined with them;
            They have become a help to the children of Lot. Selah.

     9Deal with them as with Midian,
            As with Sisera and Jabin, at the torrent of Kishon,

     10Who were destroyed at En-dor,
            Who became as dung for the ground.

     11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
            And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

     12Who said, “Let us possess for ourselves
            The pastures of God.”

     13O my God, make them like the whirling dust;
            Like chaff before the wind.

     14Like fire that burns the forest,
            And like a flame that sets the mountains on fire,

     15So pursue them with Thy tempest,
            And terrify them with Thy storm.

     16Fill their faces with dishonor,
            That they may seek Thy name, O LORD.

     17Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever;
            And let them be humiliated and perish,

     18That they may know that Thou alone, whose name is the LORD,
            Art the Most High over all the earth.

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