A song. A psalm of Asaph.

A Request to Act against Israel’s Neighbors

1 O God, do not rest [silently]. Do not keep silent or be still, O God.
2 For look, your enemies roar, and those who hate you have lifted [their] head.
3 They devise cunning schemes against your people, and consult together against your protected ones.
4 They say, "Come, let us annihilate them from [being] a nation, so that the name of Israel will be remembered no more."
5 For they have consulted together {with a unified purpose}. They have made a covenant against you:
6 the tents of Edom and [the] Ishmaelites, Moab and [the] Hagrites,
7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the inhabitants of Tyre.
8 Assyria also has joined with them. They {provide help} to the children of Lot. Selah
9 Do to them as [you did with] Midian, as [with] Sisera, as [with] Jabin at the wadi of Kishon.
10 They were destroyed at En-dor; they became dung for the ground.
11 Make their leaders like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their chiefs like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, "Let us take [as] our possession the pastures of God."
13 O my God, make them like the tumbleweed, like the chaff before wind.
14 As fire burns a forest, and as a flame sets afire mountains,
15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O Yahweh.
17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever, and let them be humiliated and perish
18 that they may know that you, [whose] name [is] Yahweh, you alone, [are the] Most High over the whole earth.