A song. A melody of Aʹsaph.+
83 O God, do not be silent;+
Do not keep quiet or still, O Divine One.
2 For look! your enemies are in an uproar;+
Those who hate you act arrogantly.
3 With cunning they secretly plot against your people;
They conspire against your treasured ones.
4 They say: “Come, let us annihilate them as a nation,+
So that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
5 They devise a unified strategy;
They have made an alliance against you+—
6 The tents of Eʹdom and the Ishʹma·el·ites, Moʹab+ and the Hagʹrites,+
7 Geʹbal and Amʹmon+ and Amʹa·lek,
Phi·lisʹti·a+ together with the inhabitants of Tyre.+
8 As·syrʹi·a+ too has joined them;
They give support to the sons of Lot.+ (Selah)
9 Do to them as you did to Midʹi·an,+
As you did to Sisʹe·ra and Jaʹbin at the stream of Kiʹshon.+
10 They were annihilated at En-dor;+
They became manure for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oʹreb and Zeʹeb+
And their princes like Zeʹbah and Zal·munʹna,+
12 For they said: “Let us take possession of the land where God dwells.”
13 O my God, make them like a whirling thistle,+
Like stubble blown about by the wind.
14 Like a fire that burns up the forest,
Like a flame that scorches the mountains,+
15 So may you pursue them with your tempest+
And terrify them with your windstorm.+
16 Cover their faces with dishonor,
So that they may search for your name, O Jehovah.
17 May they be put to shame and be terrified forever;
May they be disgraced and perish;
18 May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah,+
You alone are the Most High over all the earth.+