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A song. A melody of Aʹsaph.+ 83 O God, let there be no silence on your part;+ Do not keep speechless, and do not stay quiet, O Divine One.*+ 2 For, look! your very enemies are in an uproar;+ And the very ones intensely hating you have raised [their] head.+ 3 Against your people they cunningly carry on their confidential talk;+ And they conspire against your concealed ones.+ 4 They have said: “Come and let us efface them from being a nation,+ That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”+ 5 For with the heart they have unitedly exchanged counsel;+ Against you they proceeded to conclude even a covenant,*+ 6 The tents of Eʹdom+ and the Ishʹma·el·ites, Moʹab+ and the Hagʹrites,+ 7 Geʹbal and Amʹmon+ and Amʹa·lek, Phi·lisʹti·a+ together with the inhabitants of Tyre.+ 8 Also, As·syrʹi·a* itself has become joined with them;+ They have become an arm to the sons of Lot.*+ Seʹlah. 9 Do to them as to Midʹi·an,+ as to Sisʹe·ra,+ As to Jaʹbin+ at the torrent valley of Kiʹshon.+ 10 They were annihilated at En-dor;+ They became manure for the ground.+ 11 As for their nobles, make these like Oʹreb and like Zeʹeb,+ And like Zeʹbah and like Zal·munʹna all their dukes,+ 12 Who have said: “Let us take possession of the abiding places of God for ourselves.”+ 13 O my God, make them like a thistle whirl,+ Like stubble before a wind.*+ 14 Like a fire that burns up the forest+ And like a flame that scorches the mountains,+ 15 In just that way may you pursue them with your tempest+ And may you disturb them with your own storm wind.+ 16 Fill their faces with dishonor,+ That people* may search for your name, O Jehovah.+ 17 O may they be ashamed and be disturbed for all times,+ And may they become abashed and perish;+ 18 That people may know+ that you, whose name is Jehovah,+ You alone are the Most High+ over all the earth.+
^ Or, “O God.” Heb., ʼEl.
^ “Covenant.” Heb., berithʹ; Gr., di·a·theʹken; Vg(Lat.), te·sta·menʹtum. See App 7E.
^ Or, “Asshur,” M; LXXVg, “Assur.”
^ “Sons of Lot,” referring to the Moabites and the Ammonites in vss 6, 7.
^ Or, “they.”