83 Deus, quis similis?

1 O God, do not be silent; *
do not keep still nor hold your peace, O God;

2 For your enemies are in tumult, *
and those who hate you have lifted up their heads.

3 They take secret counsel against your people *
and plot against those whom you protect.

4 They have said, "Come, let us wipe them out from among the nations; *
let the name of Israel be remembered no more."

5 They have conspired together; *
they have made an alliance against you:

6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; *
the Moabites and the Hagarenes;

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; *
the Philistines and those who dwell in Tyre.

8 The Assyrians also have joined them, *
and have come to help the people of Lot.

9 Do to them as you did to Midian, *
to Sisera, and to Jabin at the river of Kishon:

10 They were destroyed at Endor; *
they became like dung upon the ground.

11 Make their leaders like Oreb and Zeëb, *
and all their commanders like Zebah and Zalmunna,

12 Who said, "Let us take for ourselves *
the fields of God as our possession."

13 O my God, make them like whirling dust *
and like chaff before the wind;

14 Like fire that burns down a forest, *
like the flame that sets mountains ablaze.

15 Drive them with your tempest *
and terrify them with your storm;

16 Cover their faces with shame, O Lord, *
that they may seek your Name.

17 Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; *
let them be put to confusion and perish.

18 Let them know that you, whose Name is Yahweh, *
you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Web Author: Charles Wohlers
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