Psalm 83
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Psalm 83

83
O God, Do Not Keep Silence
A Song. A Psalm of #See Ps. 50, titleAsaph.
1O God, do not keep silence;
# See Ps. 28:1 do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2For behold, your enemies #[Ps. 2:1] make an uproar;
those who hate you have #Judg. 8:28raised their heads.
3They lay #[Neh. 4:8] crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your #See Ps. 27:5; 31:20treasured ones.
4They say, “Come, #Jer. 48:2; [Ps. 74:8; Esth. 3:6]let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
5For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
6the tents of #Ps. 137:7; See 2 Chr. 20:10 Edom and #See Gen. 25:12-16 the Ishmaelites,
# 2 Chr. 20:10 Moab and #1 Chr. 5:10the Hagrites,
7 # Josh. 13:5 Gebal and #[See ver. 6 above] Ammon and #1 Sam. 15:2 Amalek,
# 1 Sam. 4:1; [Amos 1:6] Philistia with the inhabitants of #Ezek. 27:3; [Amos 1:9]Tyre;
8 # 2 Kgs. 15:19 Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of #Deut. 2:9, 19the children of Lot. Selah
9Do to them as you did to #Num. 31:7; See Isa. 9:4 Midian,
as to #Judg. 4:15, 24 Sisera and Jabin at #Judg. 4:7; 5:21the river Kishon,
10who were destroyed at #Josh. 17:11; 1 Sam. 28:7 En-dor,
who became #See Job 20:7dung for the ground.
11Make their nobles like #Judg. 7:25; 8:3 Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like #See Judg. 8:5-21Zebah and Zalmunna,
12who said, #[2 Chr. 20:11]“Let us take possession for ourselves
of the pastures of God.”
13O my God, make them like #Isa. 17:13 whirling dust,#83:13 Or like a tumbleweed
like #Job 13:25; 21:18; [Ps. 1:4]chaff before the wind.
14As #[Isa. 9:18]; See Isa. 10:16-19 fire consumes the forest,
as the flame #Deut. 32:22sets the mountains ablaze,
15so may you pursue them #Job 9:17with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
16 # [Ps. 35:4, 26; Job 10:15] Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O Lord.
17Let them be #Ps. 35:4put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
18that they may #Ps. 59:13 know that you alone,
# Ex. 6:3 whose name is the Lord,
are #Ps. 9:2; 18:13; 97:9the Most High over all the earth.

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