THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 83 ©
A complaint of the church of God against the counsels of the wicked against her, praying Him to punish them, according as He was wont to punish the persecutors of His people in former times.
A Song or Psalm 1of Asaph.
Keep2 not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
For, lo, thine 3enemies 4make a tumult: and they that hate thee have 5lifted up the head.
They have taken crafty counsel 6against thy people, and consulted 7against thy hidden ones.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off 8from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate 9against thee:
10The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and 11the Hagarenes;
12Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the 13Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assur also is joined with them: they 14have holpen 15the children of Lot. Selah.
16Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to 17Sisera, as to 18Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
Which perished at 19Endor: they became 20as dung for the earth.
21Make their 22nobles like 23Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as 24Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
Who said, Let us take to ourselves the 25houses of God in possession.
O my God, make them 26like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
27As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth 28the mountains on fire;
So persecute them with thy 29tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
Fill their faces with shame; 30that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
31That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.