83 God, do not rest! Don’t be silent! Don’t stay inactive, God! 2 See! Your enemies rage; those who hate you issue threats.[a] 3 They plot against[b] your people and conspire against your cherished ones. 4 They say, “Let us go and erase them as a nation so the name of Israel will not be remembered anymore.”
5 Indeed, they shrewdly planned together, forming an alliance against you— 6 the tents of Edom, the Ishmaelites, Moab, the Hagrites, 7 Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, and the inhabitants of Tyre. 8 Even Assyria joined them to strengthen the descendants of Lot. Interlude
9 Deal with them as you did to Midian,[c] Sisera, and Jabin at the Kishon Brook.[d] 10 They were destroyed at En-dor and became as dung on the ground. 11 Punish their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,[e] and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,[f] 12 who said, “Let us possess the pastures of God.”
13 God, set them up like dried thistles, like straw before the wind. 14 Like a fire burning a forest, and a flame setting mountains ablaze. 15 Pursue them with your storm and terrify them with your whirlwind. 16 Fill their faces with shame until they seek your name, God. 17 Let them be humiliated and terrified permanently until they die in shame.[g] 18 Then they will know that you alone— whose name is Lord— are the Most High over all the earth.
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