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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[A song; a psalm by Asaph.] O God, do not remain silent. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. Do not keep quiet, O God.
2Look, your enemies are in an uproar. Those who hate you hold their heads high.
3They make plans in secret against your people and plot together against those you treasure.
4They say, "Let's wipe out their nation so that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered."
5They agree completely on their plan. They form an alliance against you:
6the tents from Edom and Ishmael, Moab and Hagar,
7Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia, along with those who live in Tyre.
8Even Assyria has joined them. They helped the descendants of Lot. [Selah]
9Do to them what you did to Midian, to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
10They were destroyed at Endor. They became manure to fertilize the ground.
11Treat their influential people as you treated Oreb and Zeeb. Treat all their leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna.
12They said, "Let's take God's pasturelands for ourselves."
13O my God, blow them away like tumbleweeds, like husks in the wind.
14Pursue them with your storms, and terrify them with your windstorms
15the way fire burns a forest and flames set mountains on fire.
16Let their faces blush with shame, O LORD, so that they must look to you for help.
17Let them be put to shame and terrified forever. Let them die in disgrace
18so that they must acknowledge you. Your name is the LORD. You alone are the Most High God of the whole earth.