New American Standard Bible

Psalm 83

God Implored to Confound His Enemies.

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

1O God, do not remain quiet;
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have [a]exalted themselves.
They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And [b]conspire together against Your [c]treasured ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out [d]as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
For they have [e]conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites;
Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assyria also has joined with them;
They have become [f]a help to the children of Lot. [g]Selah.

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

13 O my God, make them like the [h]whirling dust,
Like chaff before the wind.
14 Like fire that burns the forest
And like a flame that sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with dishonor,
That they may seek Your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
18 That they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 83:2 Lit lifted up the head
  2. Psalm 83:3 Or consult
  3. Psalm 83:3 Or hidden ones
  4. Psalm 83:4 Lit from
  5. Psalm 83:5 Or consulted
  6. Psalm 83:8 Lit an arm
  7. Psalm 83:8 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  8. Psalm 83:13 Or tumbleweed

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 83

祈求上帝击败仇敌

亚萨的诗。

1上帝啊,求你不要缄默无声,
一言不发。
看啊,你的敌人在喧嚷,
恨你的人趾高气扬。
他们用诡计害你的子民,
他们一起谋害你所疼爱的人。
他们说:
“来吧,让我们铲除以色列,
让他们亡国,被人遗忘。”
他们串通一气,
勾结起来抵挡你。
他们是以东人、以实玛利人、摩押人、夏甲人、
迦巴勒人、亚扪人、亚玛力人、非利士人和泰尔人。
亚述也跟他们勾结,
要助罗得的后代一臂之力。(细拉)
求你对付他们,
如同对付米甸人和基顺河边的西西拉与耶宾。
10 他们在隐·多珥灭亡,
成了地上的粪土。
11 求你使他们的首领得到俄立和西伊伯那样的下场,
使他们的王侯得到西巴和撒慕拿那样的下场。
12 他们曾说:
“让我们夺取上帝的草场吧。”
13 我的上帝啊,求你把他们驱散,
如同狂风吹散尘土和碎秸。
14 烈火怎样烧毁森林,
火焰怎样吞没山岭,
15 求你也照样用狂风追赶他们,
用暴雨恐吓他们。
16 耶和华啊,
求你使他们满面羞愧,
这样他们才会来寻求你。
17 愿他们永远羞愧惊恐,
愿他们在耻辱中灭亡。
18 让他们知道你是耶和华,
唯有你是普天下的至高者。