(83) A Song of a Psalm for Asaph.
O God, who shall be compared to you? be not silent, neither be still, O God.
For behold, your enemies have made a noise; and they that hate you have lifted up the head.
Against your people they have craftily imagined a device, and have taken counsel against your saints.
They have said, Come, and let us utterly destroy them out of the nation; and let the name of Israel be remembered no more at all.
For they have taken counsel together with one consent: they have made a confederacy against you;
even the tents of the Idumeans, and the Ismaelites; Moab, and the Agarenes;
Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalec; the Philistines also, with them that dwell at Tyre.
Yes, Assur too is come with them: they have become a help to the children of Lot. Pause.
Do you to them as to Madiam, and to Sisera; as to Jabin at the brook of Kison.
10 They were utterly destroyed at Aendor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their princes as Oreb and Zeb, and Zebee and Salmana; even all their princes:
12 who said, let us take to ourselves the * Alex. sanctuary. altar of God as an inheritance.
13 O my God, make them as a wheel; as stubble before the face of the wind.
14 As fire which shall burn up a wood, as the flame may consume the mountains;
15 so shall you persecute them with your tempest, and trouble them in your anger.
16 Fill their faces with dishonor; so shall they seek your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be ashamed and troubled for evermore; yes, let them be confounded and destroyed.
18 And let them know that your name is Lord; that you alone are Most High over all the earth.

*82:12 Alex. sanctuary.