Psalm 83

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1O my God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, be not still!
2For Your foes make such an uproar, rear their heads against Your will.
3They make plans against Your people; plot against those You adore.
4They say, “Come, let us destroy them; Isr’el’s name will be no more.”

5With one mind they plot together; form alliance against You;
6Tents of Edom and of Ishm’el; Moab and the Hagrites, too.
7Gebal, Amalek, and Ammon; those of Tyre, Philistia, then—
8E’en Assyria has joined them to lend strength to Lot’s children.Selah

9Do to them as You fought Mi-dian; let them find what Jabin found,
10Who, with Sis-er-a at Kishon, died as dung on Endor’s ground.
11Make their nobles be like Oreb, and like Zeeb their leaders be;
All their princes be like Zebah, and Zalmunna ruined be.

12All these said, “Let’s take possession, all God’s pastureland we’ll win.”
13Like the tumbleweed now make them; like the chaff before the wind.
14As the fire consumes the forest, or a flame sets hills on fire,
15So pursue them with Your tempest; terrify with Your storm’s ire.

16Fill their faces with dishonor, so that they will seek Your Name.
17Lord, make them dismayed, and may they perish in disgrace and shame.
18Let them know that You alone, Lord—You whose name is full of worth—
You alone are the Most High for You rule over all the earth.