Psalm 83

1The Psalmist complaineth to God of a powerful confederacy among the enemies of Israel: 9he prayeth against them.

0 A Song or Psalm aof Asaph.

1 Keep 1not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2 For, 1lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

3 They 1have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against 2thy hidden ones.

4 They have said, 1Come, and let us 2cut them off 3from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5 For 1they have consulted together with one aconsent: they are confederate against thee:

6 The 1tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

7 1Gebal, and Ammon, and 2Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8 1Assur also is joined with them: they have aholpen 2the children of Lot. Selah.

9 Do unto them as unto the 1Midianites; as to 2Sisera, as to Jabin, at 3the brook of Kison:

10 which perished at Endor: they became as 1dung for the earth.

11 Make their nobles like 1Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as 2Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

12 Who said, 1Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13 1O my God, make them like a wheel; as 2the stubble before the wind.

14 As 1the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15 So 1persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 1Fill their faces with shame; that athey may seek thy name, O Lord.

17 Let 1them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

18 That 1men may know that thou, 2whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.