1A song. A psalm of Asaf:
2God, don’t remain silent!
Don’t stay quiet, God, or still;
3because here are your enemies, causing an uproar;
those who hate you are raising their heads,
4craftily conspiring against your people,
consulting together against those you treasure.
5They say, “Come, let’s wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Isra’el be remembered no more!”
6With one mind they plot their schemes;
the covenant they have made is against you —
7the tents of Edom and the Yishma‘elim,
Mo’av and the Hagrim,
8G’val, ‘Amon and ‘Amalek,
P’leshet with those living in Tzor; (Selah)
9Ashur too is allied with them,
to reinforce the descendants of Lot.
10Do to them as you did to Midyan,
to Sisra and Yavin at Vadi Kishon —
11they were destroyed at ‘Ein-Dor
and became manure for the ground.
12Make their leaders like ‘Orev and Ze’ev,
all their princes like Zevach and Tzalmuna,
13who said, “Let’s take possession
of God’s meadows for ourselves.”
14My God, make them like whirling dust,
like chaff driven by the wind.
15Like fire burning up the forest,
like a flame that sets the mountains ablaze,
16drive them away with your storm,
terrify them with your tempest.
17Fill their faces with shame,
so that they will seek your name, Adonai.
18Let them be ashamed and fearful forever;
yes, let them perish in disgrace.
19Let them know that you alone,
whose name is Adonai,
are the Most High over all the earth.