A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1God, don’t be silent!
Don’t be quiet or sit still, God,
2because—look!—your enemies are growling;
those who hate you are acting arrogantly.
3They concoct crafty plans against your own people;
they plot against the people you favor.
4"Come on," they say, "let’s wipe them out as a nation!
Let the name Israel be remembered no more!"
5They plot with a single-minded heart;
they make a covenant against you.
6They are the clans of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
7Gebal, Ammon, Amalek,
Philistia along with the citizens of Tyre.
8Assyria too has joined them—
they are the strong arm for Lot’s children. Selah
9Do to them what you did to Midian,
to Sisera, and to Jabin at the Kishon River.
10They were destroyed at Endor;
they become fertilizer for the ground.
11Make their officials like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna—
12those who said, "Let’s take God’s pastures for ourselves."
13My God, make them like tumbleweeds,
like chaff blown by wind.
14Just like a fire consumes a forest,
just like flames set mountains ablaze,
15pursue them with your storm,
terrify them with your hurricane.
16Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they might seek your name.
17Let them be shamed and terrified forever.
Let them die in disgrace.
18Let them know that you—
your name is the LORD!—
you alone are Most High over all the earth.