(A song and a psalm by Asaph.) God Rules All the Earth 83 1Our God, don't just sit there, silently doing nothing! 2Your hateful enemies are turning against you and rebelling. 3They are sly, and they plot against those you treasure. 4They say, “Let's wipe out the nation of Israel and make sure that no one remembers its name!” 5All of them fully agree in their plans against you, and among them are 6Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; 7Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia and Phoenicia.[S] 8Even Assyria has joined forces with Moab and Ammon.[T] 9 Our Lord, punish all of them as you punished Midian. Destroy them, as you destroyed Sisera and Jabin at Kishon Creek 10 near Endor, and let their bodies rot. 11 Treat their leaders as you did Oreb and Zeeb, Zebah and Zalmunna. 12All of them said, “We'll take God's valuable land!” 13Our God, scatter them around like dust in a whirlwind. 14Just as flames destroy forests on the mountains, 15pursue and terrify them with storms of your own. 16Make them blush with shame, until they turn and worship you, our LORD. 17Let them be forever ashamed and confused. Let them die in disgrace. 18Make them realize that you are the LORD Most High, the only ruler of earth!
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