Prayer against Enemies

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

1 God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.

References for Psalms 83:1

    • a 83:1 - Ps 28:1; 39:12; Isa 62:1
      2 See how Your enemies make an uproar;a those who hate You have acted arrogantly.

      References for Psalms 83:2

        • b 83:2 - Ps 46:6; Isa 17:12
        • c 83:2 - Lit have lifted their head
          3 They devise clever schemes against Your people; they conspire against Your treasured ones.

          References for Psalms 83:3

            • d 83:3 - Jb 5:12-13
              4 They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel's name will no longer be remembered."
              5 For they have conspired with one mind; they form an alliance against You-

              References for Psalms 83:5

                • e 83:5 - Lit they cut a covenant
                  6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,

                  References for Psalms 83:6

                    • f 83:6 - Gn 17:20; 37:25-28; 39:1
                      7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.
                      8 Even Assyria has joined them; they lend supportb to the sons of Lot. Selah

                      References for Psalms 83:8

                        • g 83:8 - Lit they are an arm
                        • h 83:8 - Moab and Edom
                          9 Deal with them as [You did] with Midian, as [You did] with Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.

                          References for Psalms 83:9

                            • i 83:9 - Jdg 4:1-16
                              10 They were destroyed at En-dor; they became manure for the ground.

                              References for Psalms 83:10

                                • j 83:10 - Jr 9:22; 16:4; 25:33
                                  11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,c and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,

                                  References for Psalms 83:11

                                      12 who said, "Let us seize God's pastures for ourselves."
                                      13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before the wind.

                                      References for Psalms 83:13

                                        • m 83:13 - Ps 1:4; Jb 21:18; Isa 17:13
                                          14 As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains,
                                          15 so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm.
                                          16 Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name, Lord.
                                          17 Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace.
                                          18 May they know that You alone- whose name is Yahweh- are the Most High over all the earth.