New International Version

Psalm 83

Psalm 83[a]

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not remain silent;
    do not turn a deaf ear,
    do not stand aloof, O God.
See how your enemies growl,
    how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
    they plot against those you cherish.
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
    so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

With one mind they plot together;
    they form an alliance against you—
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    of Moab and the Hagrites,
Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
Even Assyria has joined them
    to reinforce Lot’s descendants.[b]

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 pasturelands of God.”

13 Make them like tumbleweed, 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.

  1. Psalm 83:1 In Hebrew texts 83:1-18 is numbered 83:2-19.
  2. Psalm 83:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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。