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Psalm 83Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

83 (0) A song. A psalm of Asaf:

(1) God, don’t remain silent!
Don’t stay quiet, God, or still;
(2) because here are your enemies, causing an uproar;
those who hate you are raising their heads,
(3) craftily conspiring against your people,
consulting together against those you treasure.

(4) They say, “Come, let’s wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Isra’el be remembered no more!”
(5) With one mind they plot their schemes;
the covenant they have made is against you —
(6) the tents of Edom and the Yishma‘elim,
Mo’av and the Hagrim,
(7) G’val, ‘Amon and ‘Amalek,
P’leshet with those living in Tzor; (Selah)
(8) Ashur too is allied with them,
to reinforce the descendants of Lot.

10 (9) Do to them as you did to Midyan,
to Sisra and Yavin at Vadi Kishon —
11 (10) they were destroyed at ‘Ein-Dor
and became manure for the ground.
12 (11) Make their leaders like ‘Orev and Ze’ev,
all their princes like Zevach and Tzalmuna,
13 (12) who said, “Let’s take possession
of God’s meadows for ourselves.”

14 (13) My God, make them like whirling dust,
like chaff driven by the wind.
15 (14) Like fire burning up the forest,
like a flame that sets the mountains ablaze,
16 (15) drive them away with your storm,
terrify them with your tempest.
17 (16) Fill their faces with shame,
so that they will seek your name, Adonai.
18 (17) Let them be ashamed and fearful forever;
yes, let them perish in disgrace.
19 (18) Let them know that you alone,
whose name is Adonai,
are the Most High over all the earth.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.


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