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Psalms 83


Psalm 83


O God, Do Not Keep Silence

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

[1] O God, do not keep silence;
do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
[2] For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
those who hate you have raised their heads.
[3] They lay crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your treasured ones.
[4] They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
[5] For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
[6] the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
[7] Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
[8] Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah


[9] Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
[10] who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the ground.
[11] Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
[12] who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves
of the pastures of God.”


[13] O my God, make them like whirling dust,
like chaff before the wind.
[14] As fire consumes the forest,
as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
[15] so may you pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
[16] Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O LORD.
[17] Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
[18] that they may know that you alone,
whose name is the LORD,
are the Most High over all the earth. (ESV)