King James Version

Psalm 83

1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.

17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.

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.