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Psalm 83

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!
2 For behold, your enemies 2make an uproar; those who hate you have 3raised their heads.
3 They lay 4crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your 5treasured ones.
4 They say, "Come, 6let 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 7Edom and 8the Ishmaelites, 9Moab and 10the Hagrites,
7 11Gebal and 12Ammon and 13Amalek, 14Philistia with the inhabitants of 15Tyre;
8 16Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of 17the children of Lot. Selah
9 Do to them as you did to 18Midian, as to 19Sisera and Jabin at 20the river Kishon,
10 who were destroyed at 21En-dor, who became 22dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like 23Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like 24Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, 25"Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God."
13 O my God, make them like 26whirling dust,a like 27chaff before the wind.
14 As 28fire consumes the forest, as the flame 29sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so may you pursue them 30with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane!
16 31Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be 32put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace,
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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