Psalms 83

A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

1 Keep not You silence, O God (Elohim); hold not Your peace, and be not still, O God (El)!

2 For, behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and they that hate You have lifted up the head.

3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted against Your hidden ones.

4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Yisrael may be no more in remembrance.”

5 For they have consulted together with one consent; they are confederate against You:

6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moav, and the Hagarenes;

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8 Assur also is joined with them; they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Yavin, at the Brook of Kison,

10 Who perished at Endor; they became as dung for the earth.

11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb; yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna,

12 Who said, “Let us take to ourselves the houses of God (Elohim) in possession.

13 O my God (Elohim), make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15 So persecute them with Your tempest, and make them afraid with Your storm.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Your name, O יהוה.

17 Let them be confounded and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish,

18 That men may know that You, whose name alone is יהוה, art the Most High (Elyon) over all the earth.