God Implored to Confound His Enemies.

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

83 God, (A)do not remain quiet;
(B)Do not be silent and, God, do not be still.
For behold, Your enemies (C)make an uproar,
And (D)those who hate You have [a](E)exalted themselves.
They (F)make shrewd plans against Your people,
And [b]conspire together against (G)Your [c]treasured ones.
They have said, “Come, and (H)let’s wipe them out [d]as a nation,
So that the (I)name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”
For they have [e](J)conspired together with one mind;
They make a covenant against You:
The tents of (K)Edom and the (L)Ishmaelites,
(M)Moab and the (N)Hagrites;
(O)Gebal, (P)Ammon, and (Q)Amalek,
(R)Philistia with the inhabitants of (S)Tyre;
(T)Assyria also has joined them;
They have become [f]a help to the (U)children of Lot. Selah

Deal with them (V)as with Midian,
As (W)with Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon,
10 Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who (X)became like dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like (Y)Oreb and Zeeb,
And all their leaders like (Z)Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, “(AA)Let’s possess for ourselves
The (AB)pastures of God.”

13 My God, make them like the [g](AC)whirling dust,
Like (AD)chaff before the wind.
14 Like (AE)fire that burns the forest,
And like a flame that (AF)sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them (AG)with Your heavy gale,
And terrify them with Your storm.
16 (AH)Fill their faces with dishonor,
So that they will seek Your name, Lord.
17 May they be (AI)ashamed and dismayed forever,
And may they be humiliated and perish,
18 So that they will (AJ)know that (AK)You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the (AL)Most High over all the earth.

Longing for the Temple Worship.

For the music director; [h]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

84 How lovely are Your (AM)dwelling places,
Lord of armies!
My (AN)soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (AO)living God.
The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may put her young:
Your (AP)altars, Lord of armies,
(AQ)My King and my God.
(AR)Blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are (AS)ever praising You. Selah

Blessed is the person whose (AT)strength is in You,
In [i]whose heart are the (AU)roads to Zion!
Passing through the Valley of [j]Baca they make it a [k]spring;
The (AV)early rain also covers it with blessings.
They (AW)go from strength to strength,
[l]Every one of them (AX)appears before God in Zion.

(AY)Lord God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, (AZ)God of Jacob! Selah
See our (BA)shield, God,
And look at the face of (BB)Your anointed.
10 For (BC)a day in Your courtyards is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than live in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (BD)a sun and (BE)shield;
The Lord gives grace and (BF)glory;
(BG)He withholds no good thing [m]from those who walk with integrity.
12 Lord of armies,
(BH)Blessed is the person who trusts in You!


  1. Psalm 83:2 Lit lifted up the head
  2. Psalm 83:3 Or consult
  3. Psalm 83:3 Or hidden ones
  4. Psalm 83:4 Lit from
  5. Psalm 83:5 Or consulted
  6. Psalm 83:8 Lit an arm
  7. Psalm 83:13 Or tumbleweed
  8. Psalm 84 Title Or according to
  9. Psalm 84:5 Lit their
  10. Psalm 84:6 Prob. Weeping; or Balsam-shrubs
  11. Psalm 84:6 Or place of springs
  12. Psalm 84:7 Some ancient versions The God of gods will be seen in Zion
  13. Psalm 84:11 Lit with regard to

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