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Psalm 83 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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O God, Do Not Keep Silence

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:1 - A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
O God, do not keep silence;
do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:2 - For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
those who hate you have raised their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:3 - They lay crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your treasured ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:4 - They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:5 - For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:6 - the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:9 - Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:10 - who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:11 - Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:12 - who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves
of the pastures of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:13 - O my God, make them like whirling dust,[fn]
like chaff before the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:14 - As fire consumes the forest,
as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - so may you pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:16 - Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:18 - that they may know that you alone,
whose name is the LORD,
are the Most High over all the earth.
ESV Footnotes
Or like a tumbleweed

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

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