Psalms - Chapter 83 | New International Version

  • 1. {A song. A psalm of Asaph.} O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still.
  • 2. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads.
  • 3. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.
  • 4. Come, they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."
  • 5. With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you--
  • 6. the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,
  • 7. Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
  • 8. Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot. Selah
  • 9. Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
  • 10. who perished at Endor and became like refuse on the ground.
  • 11. Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
  • 12. who said, "Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God."
  • 13. Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff before the wind.
  • 14. As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
  • 15. so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.
  • 16. Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O LORD.
  • 17. May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.
  • 18. Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.