A Prayer for the Destruction of Israel's Enemies
A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
1Keep not thou silence, O God:
hold not thy peace,
and be not still, O God.
2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult:
and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people,
and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5For they have consulted together with one consent:
they are confederate against thee:
6the tabernacles of Edom, and the Ish´maelites;
of Moab, and the Hag´arenes;
7Gebal, and Ammon, and Am´alek;
the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8Assyria also is joined with them:
they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.
9 # Judg 7.1-23. Do unto them as unto the Mid´i-anites;
as to Sis´era, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:#Judg 4.6-22.
10 which perished at En–dor:
they became as dung for the earth.
11 # Judg 7.25. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Ze´eb:
yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmun´na:#Judg 8.12.
12who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13O my God, make them like a wheel;
as the stubble before the wind.
14As the fire burneth a wood,
and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15so persecute them with thy tempest,
and make them afraid with thy storm.
16Fill their faces with shame;
that they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever;
yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18that men may know that thou,
whose name alone is Jehovah,
art the Most High over all the earth.