A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not remain silent;
do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4 ‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.’
5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you –
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.[b]
9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the River Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, ‘Let us take possession
of the pasture-lands of God.’
13 Make them like tumble-weed, my God,
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
so that they will seek your name.
17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord –
that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
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
- Psalm 83:13 Or tumbleweed.