A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
^1Keep not, O God, we thee entreat,
O keep not silence now:
Do thou not hold thy peace, O God,
and still no more be thou.
^2For, lo, thine enemies a noise
tumultuously have made;
And they that haters are of thee
have lifted up the head.
^3Against thy chosen people they
do crafty counsel take;
And they against thy hidden ones
do consultations make.
^4Come, let us cut them off, said they,
from being a nation,
That of the name of Isr'el may
no more be mention.
^5For with joint heart they plot, in league
against thee they combine.
^6The tents of Edom, Ishm'elites,
Moab's and Hagar's line;
^7Gebal, and Ammon, Amalek,
Philistines, those of Tyre;
^8And Assur join'd with them, to help
Lot's children they conspire.
^9Do to them as to Midian,
Jabin at Kison strand;
^10And Sis'ra, which at En-dor fell,
as dung to fat the land.
^11Like Oreb and like Zeeb make
their noble men to fall;
Like Zeba and Zalmunna like,
make thou their princes all;
^12Who said, For our possession
let us God's houses take.
^13My God, them like a wheel, as chaff
before the wind, them make.
^14As fire consumes the wood, as flame
doth mountains set on fire,
^15Chase and affright them with the storm
and tempest of thine ire.
^16Their faces fill with shame, O Lord,
that they may seek thy name.
^17Let them confounded be, and vex'd,
and perish in their shame:
^18That men may know that thou, to whom
alone doth appertain
The name Jehovah, dost most high
o'er all the earth remain.