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Psalm 83 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Prayer to Frustrate Conspiracy Against Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:1 - A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:2 - For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:3 - They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:4 - They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:5 - For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:6 - The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:9 - Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:10 - Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:11 - Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:12 - Who said, “Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:13 - O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:14 - As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
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 confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:18 - That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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