O God, Do Not Keep Silence

83 A Song. A Psalm of gAsaph.

  O God, do not keep silence;

hdo not hold your peace or be still, O God!

  For behold, your enemies imake an uproar;

those who hate you have jraised their heads.

  They lay kcrafty plans against your people;

they consult together against your ltreasured ones.

  They say, “Come, mlet us wipe them out as a nation;

let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”

  For they conspire with one accord;

against you they make a covenant—

  the tents of nEdom and othe Ishmaelites,

pMoab and qthe Hagrites,

  rGebal and pAmmon and sAmalek,

tPhilistia with the inhabitants of uTyre;

  vAsshur also has joined them;

they are the strong arm of wthe children of Lot. Selah

  Do to them as you did to xMidian,

as to ySisera and Jabin at zthe river Kishon,

  10  who were destroyed at aEn-dor,

who became bdung for the ground.

  11  Make their nobles like cOreb and Zeeb,

all their princes like dZebah and Zalmunna,

  12  who said, e“Let us take possession for ourselves

of the pastures of God.”

  13  O my God, make them like fwhirling dust,1

like gchaff before the wind.

  14  As hfire consumes the forest,

as the flame isets the mountains ablaze,

  15  so may you pursue them jwith your tempest

and terrify them with your hurricane!

  16  kFill their faces with shame,

that they may seek your name, O Lord.

  17  Let them be lput to shame and dismayed forever;

let them perish in disgrace,

  18  that they may mknow that you alone,

nwhose name is the Lord,

are othe Most High over all the earth.

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