Psalms 83
Psalm 83
Prayer against Enemies
A song. A psalm of Asaph.#1Ch 16:5,7
1God, do not keep silent.
Do not be deaf, God; do not be quiet.#Ps 28:1; 39:12; Is 62:1
2See how your enemies make an uproar;
those who hate you have acted arrogantly.#83:2 Lit have lifted their head#Ps 2:1; Is 17:12
3They devise clever schemes against your people;
they conspire against your treasured ones.#Jb 5:12-13; Ps 37:12; 64:2
4They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation
so that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”#Ps 41:5; Jr 11:19
5For they have conspired with one mind;
they form an alliance#83:5 Lit they cut a covenant against you#Ps 2:2  —
6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,#Gn 25:12-16; Ps 137:7
Moab and the Hagrites,#1Ch 5:10; 2Ch 20:10
7Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek,#Jos 13:5; 1Sm 15:2
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.#1Sm 4:1; Ezk 27:3
8Even Assyria has joined them;
they lend support#83:8 Lit they are an arm to the sons of Lot.#83:8 = Moab and Ammon#2Kg 15:19Selah
9Deal with them as you did with Midian,#Nm 31:7; Jdg 7:1-24
as you did with Sisera
and Jabin at the Kishon River.#Jdg 4:7; 5:21
10They were destroyed at En-dor;
they became manure for the ground.#Jr 9:22; 16:4; 25:33
11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,#Jdg 7:25; 8:3
and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,#Jdg 8:5-21
12who said, “Let us seize God’s pastures for ourselves.”#2Ch 20:11
13Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like straw before the wind.#Jb 21:18; Ps 1:4; Is 17:13
14As fire burns a forest,
as a flame blazes through mountains,#Is 9:18; 10:16-19
15so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.#Jb 9:17; Ps 58:9
16Cover their faces with shame
so that they will seek your name, Lord.#Ps 35:26; 109:29; 132:18
17Let them be put to shame and terrified forever;
let them perish in disgrace.#Ps 35:4; 70:2
18May they know that you alone —
whose name is the Lord  —
are the Most High over the whole earth.#Ps 97:9

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