A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
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Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
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For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
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They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
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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.
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For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
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The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites;
of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
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Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek;
the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
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Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot.
Selah.
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Do unto them as unto the Midianites;
as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
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Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
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Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
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Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
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O my God, make them like a wheel;
as the stubble before the wind.
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As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
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So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
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Fill their faces with shame;
that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
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Let them be confounded and troubled for ever;
yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
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That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.