Psalm 83 A song. A psalm of Asaph. 83 1God, don’t keep silent. God, don’t keep quiet. Don’t be still. 2See how your enemies are getting ready for action. See how they are rising up against you. 3They make clever plans against your people. They make evil plans against those you love. 4“Come,” they say. “Let’s destroy that whole nation. Then the name of Israel won’t be remembered anymore.” 5All of them agree on the evil plans they have made. They join forces against you. 6Their forces include the people of Edom, Ishmael, Moab and Hagar. 7They also include the people of Byblos, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia and Tyre. 8Even Assyria has joined them to give strength to the people of Moab and Ammon.Selah 9Do to them what you did to the people of Midian. Do to them what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River. 10Sisera and Jabin died near the town of Endor. Their bodies were left to rot on the ground. 11Do to the nobles of your enemies what you did to Oreb and Zeeb. Do to all of their princes what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna. 12They said, “Let’s take over the grasslands that belong to God.” 13My God, make them like straw that the wind blows away. Make them like tumbleweed. 14Destroy them as fire burns up a forest. Destroy them as a flame sets mountains on fire. 15Chase them with your mighty winds. Terrify them with your storm. 16Lord, put them to shame so that people will worship you. 17May they always be filled with terror and shame. May they die in dishonor. 18Your name is the Lord. Let them know that you alone are the Most High God over the whole earth.
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