Psalm 83. Deus, quis similis?
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Sixteenth Day - Evening Prayer.
- HOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: *
refrain not thyself, O God.
- For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring; *
and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
- They have imagined craftily against thy people, *
and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
- They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people, *
and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
- For they have cast their heads together with one consent, *
and are confederate against thee:
- The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ishmaelites; *
the Moabites, and Hagarenes;
- Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; *
the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
- Assyria also is joined with them; *
they have holpen the children of Lot.
- But do thou to them as unto the Midianites; *
unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kishon;
- Who perished at Endor, *
and became as the dung of the earth.
- Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeeb; *
yea, make all their princes like as Zebah and Zalmunna;
- Who say, Let us take to ourselves *
the houses of God in possession.
- O my God, make them like unto the whirling dust, *
and as the stubble before the wind;
- Like as the fire that burneth up the forest, *
and as the flame that consumeth the mountains;
- Pursue them even so with thy tempest, *
and make them afraid with thy storm.
- Make their faces ashamed, O Lord, *
that they may seek thy Name.
- Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more; *
let them be put to shame, and perish.
- And they shall know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah, *
art only the Most Highest over all the earth.
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