83 God, do not keep quiet; God, do not be silent or still. 2 Your enemies are ·making noises [in tumult]; those who hate you ·are getting ready to attack [L raise up their head; 2:1]. 3 They are making secret ·plans [plots] against your people; they plot against those you ·love [cherish; treasure]. 4 They say, “Come, let’s ·destroy them [wipe them out] as a nation. Then no one will ever remember the name ‘Israel.’” 5 They ·are united in their plan [L plot with one mind/heart]. These have ·made an agreement [L cut a covenant/treaty] against you: 6 the ·families [L tents] of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, 7 the people of Byblos, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, and inhabitants of Tyre. 8 Even Assyria has joined them to ·help Ammon and Moab, the [L be the arm of the] descendants of Lot [C a list of traditional enemies of Israel]. ·Selah[Interlude]
9 God, do to them what you did to Midian, what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon ·River [Wadi; Judg. 4–5]. 10 They ·died [were destroyed] at Endor, ·and their bodies rotted [L like dung/manure] on the ground. 11 Do to their ·important leaders [princes; nobles] what you did to Oreb and Zeeb [Judg. 7:25]. Do to their princes what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna [Judg. 8:21]. 12 They said, “Let’s take for ourselves the pasturelands that belong to God.” 13 My God, make them like tumbleweed, like chaff blown ·away by [before] the wind [C rootless and landless; 1:4]. 14 Be like a fire that burns a forest or like flames that blaze through the ·hills [mountains]. 15 ·Chase [Pursue] them with your ·storm [tempest], and ·frighten [terrify] them with your ·wind [hurricane]. 16 ·Cover [L Fill] them with shame. Then people will ·look for you [L seek your name], Lord. 17 Make them afraid and ashamed forever. ·Disgrace [Humiliate] them and destroy them. 18 Then they will know that ·you are the Lord[L the Lord is your name], that only you are God Most High over all the earth.
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