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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!
2 For behold, your enemies (C)make an uproar;
those who hate you have (D)raised their heads.
3 They lay (E)crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your (F)treasured ones.
4 They say, “Come, (G)let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
5 For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
6 the tents of (H)Edom and (I)the Ishmaelites,
(J)Moab and (K)the Hagrites,
7 (L)Gebal and (M)Ammon and (N)Amalek,
(O)Philistia with the inhabitants of (P)Tyre;
8 (Q)Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of (R)the children of Lot. Selah
9 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.
My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
(AR)my King and my God.
4 (AS)Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever (AT)singing your praise! Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
(AU)in whose heart are the highways to Zion.[c]
6 As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
(AV)the early rain also covers it with (AW)pools.
7 They go (AX)from strength to strength;
each one (AY)appears before God in Zion.
10 For a day (BC)in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be (BD)a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is (BE)a sun and (BF)shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
(BG)No good thing does he withhold
from those who (BH)walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
(BI)blessed is the one who trusts in you!