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Psalm 83 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:1 - A song. A psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not be silent!
Do not be deaf.
Do not be quiet, O God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:2 - Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies?
Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:3 - They devise crafty schemes against your people;
they conspire against your precious ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:4 - “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation.
We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:5 - Yes, this was their unanimous decision.
They signed a treaty as allies against you—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:6 - these Edomites and Ishmaelites;
Moabites and Hagrites;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites;
and people from Philistia and Tyre.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assyria has joined them, too,
and is allied with the descendants of Lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:9 - Do to them as you did to the Midianites
and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:10 - They were destroyed at Endor,
and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:11 - Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did.
Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:12 - for they said, “Let us seize for our own use
these pasturelands of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:13 - O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed,
like chaff before the wind!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:14 - As a fire burns a forest
and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - chase them with your fierce storm;
terrify them with your tempest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:16 - Utterly disgrace them
until they submit to your name, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be ashamed and terrified forever.
Let them die in disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:18 - Then they will learn that you alone are called the LORD,
that you alone are the Most High,
supreme over all the earth.

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