Psalm 83:1-8

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Psalm 83In Hebrew texts 83:1-18 is numbered 83:2-19. 1A song. A psalm of Asaph. O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.

2See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads.

3With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.

4“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

5With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—

6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,

7Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.

8Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants. The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.