| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|God Implored to Confound His Enemies|
|A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.|
| ||O GOD, keep not thou silence:|
Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
| ||For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult;|
And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
| ||They take crafty counsel against thy people,|
And consult together against thy hidden ones.
| ||They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;|
That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
| ||For they have consulted together with one consent;|
Against thee do they make a covenant:
| ||The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;|
Moab, and the Hagarenes; 1
| ||Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;|
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
| ||Assyria also is joined with them;|
They have helped 2 the children of Lot. [Selah
| ||Do thou unto them as unto Midian,|
As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;
| ||Who perished at En-dor,|
Who became as dung for the earth.
| ||Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;|
Yea, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna;
| ||Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession|
The habitations 3 of God.
| ||O my God, make them like the whirling dust;|
As stubble before the wind.
| ||As the fire that burneth the forest,|
And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,
| ||So pursue them with thy tempest,|
And terrify them with thy storm.
| ||Fill their faces with confusion,|
That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
| ||Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever;|
Yea, let them be confounded and perish;
| ||That they may know that thou 4 alone, whose name is Jehovah,|
Art the Most High over all the earth.