Psalms 83
HCSB
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 idle. # Ps 28:1; 39:12; Is 62:1
2See how Your enemies make an uproar;
those who hate You have acted arrogantly. # 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 # 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 # Lit they are an arm to the sons of Lot. # = Moab and Edom # 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 Yahweh. # 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 Yahweh —
are the Most High over all the earth. # Ps 97:9

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