O God, Do Not Keep Silence

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

1 O God, do not keep silence; 1do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
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2 For behold, your enemies 2make an uproar; those who hate you have 3raised their heads.
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3 They lay 4crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your 5treasured ones.
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4 They say, "Come, 6let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
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5 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant--
6 the tents of 7Edom and 8the Ishmaelites, 9Moab and 10the Hagrites,
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7 11Gebal and 12Ammon and 13Amalek, 14Philistia with the inhabitants of 15Tyre;
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      8 16Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of 17the children of Lot. Selah
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      9 Do to them as you did to 18Midian, as to 19Sisera and Jabin at 20the river Kishon,
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      10 who were destroyed at 21En-dor, who became 22dung for the ground.
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      11 Make their nobles like 23Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like 24Zebah and Zalmunna,
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      12 who said, 25"Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God."
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      13 O my God, make them like 26whirling dust,a like 27chaff before the wind.
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        • Ą 83:13 - Or like a tumbleweed
          14 As 28fire consumes the forest, as the flame 29sets the mountains ablaze,
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          15 so may you pursue them 30with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane!
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          16 31Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.
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          17 Let them be 32put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace,
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          18 that they may 33know that you alone, 34whose name is the LORD, are 35the Most High over all the earth.
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