Psalm 83 NIV

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

1 aO God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.

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    • ķ 83:1 - In Hebrew texts 83:1-18 is numbered 83:2-19.
      2 See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads.

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      3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.

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      4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

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      5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—

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      6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,

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      7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.

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      8 Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants.b

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        • ĸ 83:8 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          9 Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,

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          10 who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.

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          11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

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          12 who said, “Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.”

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          13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.

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          14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,

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          15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.

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          16 Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.

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          17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.

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          18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD— that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

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