Psalms

Psalm 83 ©

1The Psalmist complaineth to God of a powerful confederacy among the enemies of Israel: 9he prayeth against them.

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A Song or Psalm 1of Asaph.

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KEEP anot thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

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For, blo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

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They chave taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against dthy hidden ones.

c Ps. 2.1,2; 10.5,9; 56.6; 64.2.
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They have said, eCome, and let us fcut them off gfrom being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

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For hthey have consulted together with one 2consent: they are confederate against thee:

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The i*tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

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jGebal, and Ammon, and kAmalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

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lAssur also is joined with them: they have 3*holpen mthe children of Lot. Selah.

m De. 2.9.
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Do unto them as unto the nMidianites; as to oSisera, as to Jabin, at pthe brook of Kison:

p Ju. 4.7.
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Which perished at Endor: they became as qdung for the earth.

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Make their nobles like rOreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as sZebah, and as Zalmunna:

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Who said, tLet us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

t 2Ch. 20.11. v.4.
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uO my God, make them like a wheel; as vthe stubble before the wind.

v Ps. 1.4.
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As wthe fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

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So xpersecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

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yFill their faces with shame; that 4they may seek thy name, O LORD.

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Let zthem be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

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That amen may know that thou, bwhose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

b Ex. 6.3.