A complaint to God of the enemies' conspiracies.
Psalms 83:1 Holde not thy tonge (o God) kepe not still sylece, refrayne not yi self, o God. Psalms 83:2 For lo, thy enemies make a murmuringe, & they yt hate the, lift vp their heade. Psalms 83:3 They ymagin craftely agaynst thy people, & take councell agaynst thy secrete ones. Psalms 83:4 Come (saye they) let vs rote them out from amonge the people, that the name of Israel maye be put out of remebraunce. Psalms 83:5 For they haue cast their heades together with one consent, & are cofederate agaynst the. Psalms 83:6 The tabernacles of the Edomites & Ismaelites, the Moabites & Hagarenes. Psalms 83:7 Gebal, Ammon and Amalech: the Philistynes with them that dwell at Tyre. Psalms 83:8 Assur also is ioyned vnto the & helpe the children of Loth.
A prayer against them that oppress the Church.
Psalms 83:9 Sela. But do thou to them as vnto the Madianites, vnto Sisera and vnto Iabin by ye broke of Cyson. Psalms 83:10 Which perished at Endor, & became as the doge of ye earth. Psalms 83:11 Make their prynces like Oreb and Zeeb: Yee make all their prynces like as Zebea and Salmana. Psalms 83:12 Which saye: we wil haue the houses of God in possession? Psalms 83:13 O my God, make them like vnto a whele, and as the stuble before the wynde. Psalms 83:14 Like as a fyre that burneth vp the wodd, & as the flame that consumeth the mountaynes. Psalms 83:15 Persecute them euen so with thy tempest, & make them afrayed with thy storme. Psalms 83:16 Make their faces ashamed (o LORDE) yt they maye seke thy name. Psalms 83:17 Let the be cofounded & vexed euer more & more: Let the be put to shame & perish. Psalms 83:18 That they maye knowe, that thou art alone, that thy name is the LORDE, and that thou only art the most hyest ouer all the earth.