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The third book of Psalms, song 83, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 83

New English Translation


   A song, a psalm of Asaph.
   1 O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!
   2 For look, your enemies are making a commotion; those who hate you are hostile.
   3 They carefully plot against your people, and make plans to harm the ones you cherish.
   4 They say, "Come on, let's annihilate them so they are no longer a nation! Then the name of Israel will be remembered no more."
   5 Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.
   6 It includes the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,
   7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia and the inhabitants of Tyre.
   8 Even Assyria has allied with them, lending its 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 Kishon River!
   10 They were destroyed at Endor; their corpses were like manure on the ground.
   11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their rulers like Zebah and Zalmunna,
   12 who said, "Let's take over the pastures of God!"
   13 O my God, make them like dead thistles, like dead weeds blown away by the wind!
   14 Like the fire that burns down the forest, or the flames that consume the mountainsides,
   15 chase them with your gale winds, and terrify them with your windstorm.
   16 Cover their faces with shame, so they might seek you, O LORD.
   17 May they be humiliated and continually terrified! May they die in shame!
   18 Then they will know that you alone are the LORD, the sovereign king over all the earth.

King James Version


   A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
   1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
   2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
   3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
   4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
   5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
   6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
   7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
   8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
   9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
   10 Which perished at En-dor: they became as dung for the earth.
   11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
   12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
   13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
   14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
   15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
   16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
   17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
   18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
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