God Implored to Confound His Enemies.
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
1Do not keep silent, O God;
Do not hold Your peace or be still, O God.
2For behold, Your enemies are in tumult,
And those who hate You have raised their heads [in hatred of You].
3They concoct crafty schemes against Your people,
And conspire together against Your hidden and precious ones.
4They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation;
Let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant—
6The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Of Moab and the Hagrites,
7Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.
8Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot [the Ammonites and the Moabites] and have been an arm [of strength] to them. Selah.
9Deal with them as [You did] with Midian,
As with Sisera and Jabin at the brook of Kishon,
10Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became like dung for the earth.
11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12Who said, “Let us possess for ourselves
The pastures of God.”
13O my God, make them like #Or tumbleweed.whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind [worthless and without substance].
14Like fire consumes the forest,
And like the flame sets the mountains on fire,
15So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify them with [the violence of] Your storm.
16Fill their faces with shame and disgrace,
That they may [persistently] seek Your name, O Lord.
17Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be humiliated and perish,
18That they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth.