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Psalm 83 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:1 - A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold thy peace or be still, O God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:2 - For lo, thy enemies are in tumult; those who hate thee have raised their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:3 - They lay crafty plans against thy people; they consult together against thy protected 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 - Yea, they conspire with one accord; against thee they make a covenant--
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:6 - the tents of Edom and the Ish'maelites, Moab and the Hagrites,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebal and Ammon and Am'alek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assyria also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:9 - Do to them as thou didst to Mid'ian, as to Sis'era 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 Zalmun'na,
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, 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 do thou pursue them with thy tempest and terrify them with thy hurricane!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:16 - Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; let them perish in disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:18 - Let them know that thou alone, whose name is the LORD, art the Most High over all the earth.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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