Psalm 83

English Standard Version

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! (Ps 28:1; Ps 50:1) For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. (Jud 8:28; Ps 2:1) They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. (Ne 4:8; Ps 27:5; Ps 31:20) They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” (Es 3:6; Ps 74:8; Jer 48:2) For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant— the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, (Ge 25:12; 1Ch 5:10; 2Ch 20:10; Ps 137:7) Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; (Jos 13:5; 1Sa 4:1; 1Sa 15:2; Ps 83:6; Eze 27:3; Am 1:6; Am 1:9) Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. (De 2:9; De 2:19; 2Ki 15:19) Do to them as you did to Midian, as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, (Nu 31:7; Jud 4:7; Jud 4:15; Jud 4:24; Jud 5:21; Isa 9:4) 10 who were destroyed at En-dor, who became dung for the ground. (Jos 17:11; 1Sa 28:7; Job 20:7) 11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, (Jud 7:25; Jud 8:3; Jud 8:5) 12 who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God.” (2Ch 20:11) 13 O my God, make them like whirling dust,[1] like chaff before the wind. (Job 13:25; Job 21:18; Ps 1:4; Isa 17:13) 14 As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze, (De 32:22; Isa 9:18; Isa 10:16) 15 so may you pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your hurricane! (Job 9:17) 16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O Lord. (Job 10:15; Ps 35:4; Ps 35:26) 17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace, (Ps 35:4) 18 that they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth. (Ex 6:3; Ps 9:2; Ps 18:13; Ps 59:13; Ps 97:9)