83 God, do not keep quiet. God, do not be silent or still. 2 Your enemies are making plans. Those who hate you are getting ready to attack. 3 They are making plans against your people. They plan to hurt those you love. 4 They say, “Come, let’s destroy them as a nation. Then no one will remember the name ‘Israel’ anymore.” 5 They are united in their plan. These have made an agreement against you: 6 the families of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, 7 the people of Byblos, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia and Tyre. 8 Even Assyria has joined them to help Ammon and Moab, the descendants of Lot. Selah
9 God, do to them what you did to Midian. Do what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River. 10 They died at Endor. Their bodies rotted on the ground. 11 Do to their important leaders what you did to Oreb and Zeeb. Do to their princes what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna. 12 They said, “Let’s take for ourselves the pasturelands that belong to God.” 13 My God, make them like the tumbleweed, like chaff blown away by the wind. 14 Be like a fire that burns a forest or like flames that blaze through the hills. 15 Chase them with your storm. Frighten them with your wind. 16 Cover them with shame. Then people will look for you, Lord. 17 Make them afraid and ashamed forever. Disgrace them and destroy them. 18 Then they will know that you are the Lord. They will know that only you are God Most High over all the earth.
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