Psalms Chapter 83 |
1A song, a psalm of Asaph.
2O God, do not be silent;
do not hold aloof;
do not be quiet, O God!
3For Your enemies rage,
Your foes assert themselves.
4They plot craftily against Your people,
take counsel against Your treasured ones.
5They say, “Let us wipe them out as a nation;
Israel’s name will be mentioned no more.”
6Unanimous in their counsel
they have made an alliance against You—
7the clans of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
8Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
9Assyria too joins forces with them;
they give support to the sons of Lot. Selah.
10Deal with them as You did with Midian,
with Sisera, with Jabin,
at the brook Kishon—
11who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the field.
12Treat their great men like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
13who said, “Let us take the meadows of God as our possession.”
14O my God, make them like thistledown,
like stubble driven by the wind.
15As a fire burns a forest,
as flames scorch the hills,
16pursue them with Your tempest,
terrify them with Your storm.
17Cover their faces with shame
so that they seek Your name, O Lord.
18May they be frustrated and terrified,
disgraced and doomed forever.
19May they know
that Your name, Yours alone, is the Lord,
supreme over all the earth.