and said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not (A)God in heaven? You (B)rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. (C)In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.

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10 And now behold, the men of (A)Ammon and Moab and (B)Mount Seir, whom (C)you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, (D)and whom they avoided and did not destroy— 11 behold, they reward us (E)by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will you not (F)execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but (G)our eyes are on you.”

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O God, Do Not Keep Silence

A Song. A Psalm of (A)Asaph.

83 O God, do not keep silence;
    (B)do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
For behold, your enemies (C)make an uproar;
    those who hate you have (D)raised their heads.
They lay (E)crafty plans against your people;
    they consult together against your (F)treasured ones.
They say, “Come, (G)let us wipe them out as a nation;
    let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
For they conspire with one accord;
    against you they make a covenant—
the tents of (H)Edom and (I)the Ishmaelites,
    (J)Moab and (K)the Hagrites,
(L)Gebal and (M)Ammon and (N)Amalek,
    (O)Philistia with the inhabitants of (P)Tyre;
(Q)Asshur also has joined them;
    they are the strong arm of (R)the children of Lot. Selah

Do to them as you did to (S)Midian,
    as to (T)Sisera and Jabin at (U)the river Kishon,
10 who were destroyed at (V)En-dor,
    who became (W)dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like (X)Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like (Y)Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, (Z)“Let us take possession for ourselves
    of the pastures of God.”

13 O my God, make them like (AA)whirling dust,[a]
    like (AB)chaff before the wind.
14 As (AC)fire consumes the forest,
    as the flame (AD)sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so may you pursue them (AE)with your tempest
    and terrify them with your hurricane!
16 (AF)Fill their faces with shame,
    that they may seek your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be (AG)put to shame and dismayed forever;
    let them perish in disgrace,
18 that they may (AH)know that you alone,
    (AI)whose name is the Lord,
    are (AJ)the Most High over all the earth.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 83:13 Or like a tumbleweed

Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
    preserve me from (A)violent men,
    who have planned to trip up my feet.

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(A)Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
    do not further their[a] evil plot, or (B)they will be exalted! Selah

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 140:8 Hebrew his

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