Psalm 83

1 A song. A melody of Aʹsaph.
O God, do not be silent; Do not keep quiet or still, O Divine One.

2 For look! your enemies are in an uproar; Those who hate you act arrogantly.

3 With cunning they secretly plot against your people; They conspire against your treasured ones.

4 They say: “Come, let us annihilate them as a nation, So that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

5 They devise a unified strategy; They have made an alliance against you—

6 The tents of Eʹdom and the Ishʹmaelites, Moʹab and the Hagʹrites,

7 Geʹbal and Amʹmon and Amʹalek, Philisʹtia together with the inhabitants of Tyre.

8 Assyrʹia too has joined them; They give support to the sons of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to Midʹian, As you did to Sisʹera and Jaʹbin at the stream of Kiʹshon.

10 They were annihilated at En-dor; They became manure for the ground.

11 Make their nobles like Oʹreb and Zeʹeb And their princes like Zeʹbah and Zalmunʹna,

12 For they said: “Let us take possession of the land where God dwells.”

13 O my God, make them like a whirling thistle, Like stubble blown about by the wind.

14 Like a fire that burns up the forest, Like a flame that scorches the mountains,

15 So may you pursue them with your tempest And terrify them with your windstorm.

16 Cover their faces with dishonor, So that they may search for your name, O Jehovah.

17 May they be put to shame and be terrified forever; May they be disgraced and perish;

18 May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the Earth.

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