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Psalm 83New Life Version (NLV)

A Prayer for Israel

83 O God, do not keep quiet. Do not be quiet, O God, and do not hold Your peace. For, look, those who hate You are making much noise. Those who fight against You have honored themselves. They make bad plans against Your people. They plan against those You care for. They say, “Come, let us destroy them as a nation. Let the name of Israel be remembered no longer.” For they plan together with one mind. They make an agreement against You: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagarites; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with those who live in Tyre; Assyria has joined them also. They help the children of Lot.

Do to them as You did to Midian, and to Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon. 10 They were destroyed at Endor. They were spread over the field. 11 Make their respected men like Oreb and Zeeb. Make their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, 12 who said, “Let us take for ourselves the fields of God.”

13 O my God, make them like dust turning in the wind, like parts of the grass that have no worth and are blown away. 14 As the fire that burns up the trees and spreads over the mountains, 15 so go behind them with Your storm. Make them afraid with Your storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame, so they will look to Your name, O Lord. 17 Let them be ashamed and afraid forever. Let them be put to shame and lost. 18 Then they may know that You alone, Whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.

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