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Psalm 83

God Implored to Confound His Enemies.

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

1Do not keep silent, O God;
Do not hold Your peace or be still, O God.

For behold, Your enemies are in tumult,
And those who hate You have raised their heads [in hatred of You].

They concoct crafty schemes against Your people,
And conspire together against Your hidden and precious ones.

They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation;
Let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant—

The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Of Moab and the Hagrites,

Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.

Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot [the Ammonites and the Moabites] and have been an arm [of strength] to them. Selah.

Deal with them as [You did] with Midian,
As with Sisera and Jabin at the brook of Kishon,
Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became like dung for the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, “Let us possess for ourselves
The pastures of God.”

O my God, make them like [a]whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind [worthless and without substance].
Like fire consumes the forest,
And like the flame sets the mountains on fire,
So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify them with [the violence of] Your storm.
Fill their faces with shame and disgrace,
That they may [persistently] seek Your name, O Lord.
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be humiliated and perish,
That they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 83:13 Or tumbleweed.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 83

Psalm 83

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

God, don’t remain silent.
    Don’t refuse to listen.
    Do something, God.
See how your enemies are growling like dogs.
    See how they are rising up against you.
They make clever plans against your people.
    They make evil plans against those you love.
“Come,” they say. “Let’s destroy that whole nation.
    Then the name of Israel won’t be remembered anymore.”

All of them agree on the evil plans they have made.
    They join forces against you.
Their forces include the people of Edom,
    Ishmael, Moab and Hagar.
They also include the people of Byblos, Ammon, Amalek,
    Philistia and Tyre.
Even Assyria has joined them
    to give strength to the people of Moab and Ammon.

Do to them what you did to the people of Midian.
    Do to them what you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10 Sisera and Jabin died near the town of Endor.
    Their bodies were left on the ground like human waste.
11 Do to the nobles of your enemies what you did to Oreb and Zeeb.
    Do to all their princes what you did to Zebah and Zalmunna.
12 They said, “Let’s take over
    the grasslands that belong to God.”

13 My God, make them like straw that the wind blows away.
    Make them like tumbleweed.
14 Destroy them as fire burns up a forest.
    Destroy them as a flame sets mountains on fire.
15 Chase them with your mighty winds.
    Terrify them with your storm.
16 Lord, put them to shame
    so that they will seek you.

17 May they always be filled with terror and shame.
    May they die in dishonor.
18 May you, the Lord, let your enemies know who you are.
    You alone are the Most High God over the whole earth.