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Psalm 83 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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God implored to confound his Enemies.

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A song. A Psalm of Asaph.
O God, keep not thou silence:
Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
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For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult;
And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
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They take crafty counsel against thy people,
And consult together against thy hidden ones.
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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.
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For they have consulted together with one consent;
Against thee do they make a covenant:
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The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab, and the Hagarenes;
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Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
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Assyria also is joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.
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Do thou unto them as unto Midian,
As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
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Who perished at Endor,
Who became as dung for the earth.
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Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
Yea, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
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Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession
The habitations of God.
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O my God, make them like the whirling dust;
As stubble before the wind.
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As the fire that burneth the forest,
And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,
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So pursue them with thy tempest,
And terrify them with thy storm.
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Fill their faces with confusion,
That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
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Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever;
Yea, let them be confounded and perish;
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That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah,
Art the Most High over all the earth.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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