A Song, — A Psalm of Asaph.
1O God, let there be no silence to Thee, Be not silent, nor be quiet, O God.
2For, lo, Thine enemies do roar, And those hating Thee have lifted up the head,
3Against Thy people they take crafty counsel, And consult against Thy hidden ones.
4They have said, ‘Come, And we cut them off from [being] a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered any more.’
5For they consulted in heart together, Against Thee a covenant they make,
6Tents of Edom, and Ishmaelites, Moab, and the Hagarenes,
7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with inhabitants of Tyre,
8Asshur also is joined with them, They have been an arm to sons of Lot. Selah.
9Do to them as [to] Midian, As [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin, at the stream Kishon.
10They were destroyed at Endor, They were dung for the ground!
11Make their nobles as Oreb and as Zeeb, And as Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes,
12Who have said, ‘Let us occupy for ourselves The comely places of God.’
13O my God, make them as a rolling thing, As stubble before wind.
14As a fire doth burn a forest, And as a flame setteth hills on fire,
15So dost Thou pursue them with Thy whirlwind, And with Thy hurricane troublest them.
16Fill their faces [with] shame, And they seek Thy name, O Jehovah.
17They are ashamed and troubled for ever, Yea, they are confounded and lost.
18And they know that Thou — (Thy name [is] Jehovah — by Thyself,) [Art] the Most High over all the earth!