Psalm 83 NIV

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

1 O God, do not keep silent;1 be not quiet, O God, be not still.

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2 See how your enemies are astir,2 how your foes rear their heads.3

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3 With cunning they conspire4 against your people; they plot against those you cherish.5

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4 "Come," they say, "let us destroy6 them as a nation,7 that the name of Israel be remembered8 no more."

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5 With one mind they plot together;9 they form an alliance against you--

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6 the tents of Edom10 and the Ishmaelites, of Moab11 and the Hagrites,12

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7 Gebal,a13 Ammon14 and Amalek,15 Philistia,16 with the people of Tyre.17

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    • a 83:7 - That is, Byblos
      8 Even Assyria18 has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot.19 "Selah"

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      9 Do to them as you did to Midian,20 as you did to Sisera21 and Jabin22 at the river Kishon,23

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      10 who perished at Endor24 and became like refuse25 on the ground.

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      11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,26 all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,27

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      12 who said, "Let us take possession28 of the pasturelands of God."

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      13 Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff29 before the wind.

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      14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,30

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      15 so pursue them with your tempest31 and terrify them with your storm.32

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      16 Cover their faces with shame33 so that men will seek your name, O LORD.

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      17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;34 may they perish in disgrace.35

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      18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD 36-- that you alone are the Most High37 over all the earth.38

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