A complaint to God of the enemies' conspiracies.
Psalms 83:1 A Song,A Psalm of Asaph. O God, let there be no silence to Thee, Be not silent, nor be quiet, O God. Psalms 83:2 For, lo, Thine enemies do roar, And those hating Thee have lifted up the head, Psalms 83:3 Against Thy people they take crafty counsel, And consult against Thy hidden ones. Psalms 83:4 They have said, 'Come, And we cut them off from [being] a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered any more.' Psalms 83:5 For they consulted in heart together, Against Thee a covenant they make, Psalms 83:6 Tents of Edom, and Ishmaelites, Moab, and the Hagarenes, Psalms 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with inhabitants of Tyre, Psalms 83:8 Asshur also is joined with them, They have been an arm to sons of Lot. Selah.
A prayer against them that oppress the Church.
Psalms 83:9 Do to them as [to] Midian, As [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin, at the stream Kishon. Psalms 83:10 They were destroyed at Endor, They were dung for the ground! Psalms 83:11 Make their nobles as Oreb and as Zeeb, And as Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes, Psalms 83:12 Who have said, 'Let us occupy for ourselves The comely places of God.' Psalms 83:13 O my God, make them as a rolling thing, As stubble before wind. Psalms 83:14 As a fire doth burn a forest, And as a flame setteth hills on fire, Psalms 83:15 So dost Thou pursue them with Thy whirlwind, And with Thy hurricane troublest them. Psalms 83:16 Fill their faces [with] shame, And they seek Thy name, O Jehovah. Psalms 83:17 They are ashamed and troubled for ever, Yea, they are confounded and lost. Psalms 83:18 And they know that Thou(Thy name [is] Jehovahby Thyself,) [Art] the Most High over all the earth!