1O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.2See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads.3With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.4‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.’5With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you –6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,7Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.8Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants.9Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the River Kishon,10who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,12who said, ‘Let us take possession of the pasture-lands of God.’13Make them like tumble-weed, my God, like chaff before the wind.14As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,15so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.16Cover their faces with shame, Lord, so that they will seek your name.17May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.18Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord – that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
King James Version
1A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:6The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;7Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;8Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.9Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:10Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.11Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:12Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.13O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.14As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;15So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.16Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
New International Reader’s Version
A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1God, don’t remain silent. Don’t refuse to listen. Do something, God.2See how your enemies are growling like dogs. See how they are rising up against you.3They make clever plans against your people. They make evil plans against those you love.4‘Come’, they say. ‘Let’s destroy that whole nation. Then the name of Israel won’t be remembered anymore.’5All of them agree on the evil plans they have made. They join forces against you.6Their forces include the people of Edom, Ishmael, Moab and Hagar.7They also include the people of Byblos, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia and Tyre.8Even Assyria has joined them to give strength to the people of Moab and Ammon.9Do to them what you did to the people of Midian. Do to them what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the River Kishon.10Sisera and Jabin died near the town of Endor. Their bodies were left on the ground like human waste.11Do to the nobles of your enemies what you did to Oreb and Zeeb. Do to all their princes what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna.12They said, ‘Let’s take over the grasslands that belong to God.’13My God, make them like straw that the wind blows away. Make them like tumbleweed.14Destroy them as fire burns up a forest. Destroy them as a flame sets mountains on fire.15Chase them with your mighty winds. Terrify them with your storm.16LORD, put them to shame so that they will seek you.17May they always be filled with terror and shame. May they die in dishonour.18May you, the LORD, let your enemies know who you are. You alone are the Most High God over the whole earth.