Psalm 83
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God Implored to Confound His Enemies.

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

1God, do not remain quiet;

Do not be silent and, God, do not be still.

2For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,

And those who hate You have [a]exalted themselves.

3They make shrewd plans against Your people,

And [b]conspire together against Your [c]treasured ones.

4They have said, “Come, and let’s wipe them out [d]as a nation,

So that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”

5For they have [e]conspired together with one mind;

They make a covenant against You:

6The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,

Moab and the Hagrites;

7Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek,

Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8Assyria also has joined them;

They have become [f]a help to the children of Lot. Selah

9Deal with them as with Midian,

As with Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon,

10Who were destroyed at En-dor,

Who became like dung for the ground.

11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,

And all their leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,

12Who said, “Let’s possess for ourselves

The pastures of God.”

13My God, make them like the [g]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 Your heavy gale,

And terrify them with Your storm.

16Fill their faces with dishonor,

So that they will seek Your name, LORD.

17May they be ashamed and dismayed forever,

And may they be humiliated and perish,

18So that they will know that You alone, whose name is the LORD,

Are the Most High over all the earth.

[a] 2 Lit lifted up the head
[b] 3 Or consult
[c] 3 Or hidden ones
[d] 4 Lit from
[e] 5 Or consulted
[f] 8 Lit an arm
[g] 13 Or tumbleweed

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