O God, Do Not Keep Silence

Psalm 83

1 Do a not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
2 For behold, b Your enemies make a 1 tumult;
And those who hate You have 2 lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together c against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, "Come, and d let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."
5 For they have consulted together with one 3 consent;
They 4 form a confederacy against You:
6 e The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. Selah

9 Deal with them as with f Midian,
As with g Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
10 Who perished at En Dor,
h Who became as refuse on the earth.
11 Make their nobles like i Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like j Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, "Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession."

13 k O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
l Like the chaff before the wind!
14 As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame m sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be 5 confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
18 n That they may know that You, whose o name alone is the LORD,
Are p the Most High over all the earth.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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