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Psalm 83

Like dung on the earth
83:1-18
A Song or Psalm of Asaph.

1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Don't be silent, God.

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

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

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

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

6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, 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.

Because those who hate you are behaving badly.

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

Do to them like you did to the Midianites [1],

to Sisera [2],

and to Jabin [3].

10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Make them like dung on 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 in possession.

Kill their leaders like you did Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna [4].

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

Scatter them like dust in the wind.

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

Burn them like a forest fire.

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

Persecute them with a storm.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

Fill them with shame.

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

Make them suffer and then kill them.

18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

So that everyone will know that your name is Jehovah

and you are king of the earth. [5]