God Implored to Confound His Enemies.
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do R2603 not remain quiet;
Do R2604 not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
2 For behold, Your enemies make R2605 an uproar,
And those R2606 who hate You have exalted R2607 F896 themselves.
3 They make R2608 shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire F897 together against Your R2609 treasured F898 ones.
4 They have said, "Come, and let R2610 us wipe them out as F899 a nation,
That the name R2611 of Israel be remembered no more."
5 For they have conspired R2612 F900 together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
6 The tents of Edom R2613 and the Ishmaelites, R2614
Moab R2615 and the Hagrites; R2616
7 Gebal R2617 and Ammon R2618 and Amalek, R2619
Philistia R2620 with the inhabitants of Tyre; R2621
8 Assyria R2622 also has joined with them;
They have become a F901 help to the children R2623 of Lot. Selah. F902
9 Deal with them as R2624 with Midian,
As with R2625 Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,
10 Who were destroyed at En-dor,
Who became R2626 as dung for the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb R2627 and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah R2628 and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, "Let R2629 us possess for ourselves
The pastures R2630 of God."
13 O my God, make them like the whirling R2631 F903 dust,
Like chaff R2632 before the wind.
14 Like fire R2633 that burns the forest
And like a flame that sets R2634 the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with R2635 Your tempest
And terrify them with Your storm.
16 Fill R2636 their faces with dishonor,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be ashamed R2637 and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
18 That they may know R2638 that You R2639 alone, whose name is the LORD,
Are the Most R2640 High over all the earth.
F896: Or breath
F897: Or put God to the test
F898: Lit hand
F899: Lit was killing
F900: Lit A deputation of angels of evil
F901: Lit border, territory
F902: Or mountain
F903: Or put to the test
R2603: Psalms 28:1; 35:22
R2604: Psalms 109:1
R2605: Psalms 2:1; Isaiah 17:12
R2606: Psalms 81:15
R2607: Judges 8:28; Zechariah 1:21
R2608: Psalms 64:2; Isaiah 29:15
R2609: Psalms 27:5; 31:20
R2610: Esther 3:6; Psalms 74:8; Jeremiah 48:2
R2611: Psalms 41:5; Jeremiah 11:19
R2612: Psalms 2:2; Daniel 6:7
R2613: 2 Chronicles 20:10; Psalms 137:7
R2614: Genesis 25:12-16
R2615: 2 Chronicles 20:10
R2616: 1 Chronicles 5:10
R2617: Joshua 13:5; Ezekiel 27:9
R2618: 2 Chronicles 20:10
R2619: 1 Samuel 15:2
R2620: 1 Samuel 4:1; 29:1
R2621: Ezekiel 27:3; Amos 1:9
R2622: 2 Kings 15:19
R2623: Deuteronomy 2:9
R2624: Judges 7:1-24
R2625: Judges 4:7,15,21-24
R2626: Zephaniah 1:17
R2627: Judges 7:25
R2628: Judges 8:12,21
R2629: 2 Chronicles 20:11
R2630: Psalms 132:13
R2631: Isaiah 17:13
R2632: Job 1:21:18; Psalms 35:5; Isaiah 40:24; Jeremiah 13:24
R2633: Isaiah 9:18
R2634: Exodus 19:18; Deuteronomy 32:22
R2635: Job 1:9:17; Psalms 58:9
R2636: Job 1:10:15; Psalms 109:29; 132:18
R2637: Psalms 35:4; 70:2
R2638: Psalms 59:13
R2639: Psalms 86:10; Isaiah 45:21
R2640: Psalms 9:2; 18:13; 97:9