Psalms 83
One of Asaph’s songs of praise.
1God, don’t keep quiet!
Don’t close your ears!
Please say something, God.
2Your enemies are getting ready to do something.
Those who hate you will soon attack.
3They are making secret plans against your people.
Your enemies are discussing plans against the people you love.
4They say, “Come, let us destroy them completely.
Then no one will ever again remember the name Israel.”
5God, they have all joined together.
They have united against you.
6-7Their army includes the Edomites, Ishmaelites, Moabites, and Hagar’s descendants,
the people of Byblos, Ammon, and Amalek,
the Philistines, and the people of Tyre.
8Even the Assyrians have joined them.
They have made Lot’s descendants very powerful. Selah
9God, defeat them just as you defeated Midian.
Do what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10You destroyed the enemy at Endor,
and their bodies rotted on the ground.
11Punish their leaders as you did Oreb and Zeeb.
Do what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna.
12They said, “Let’s make this land our own—
these fields of grass that belong to God!”
13Make them like weeds blown by the wind.
Scatter them the way wind scatters straw.
14Be like a fire that destroys a forest
or like a flame that sets the hills on fire.
15Chase them away with your blasts of wind;
frighten them with your storms.
16Lord, cover them with shame
until they come to you for help.
17May they be forever ashamed and afraid.
Disgrace and defeat them.
18Then they will know that your name is YAHWEH—
that you alone are the Lord.
They will know that you are God Most High,
ruler over all the earth!
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