Prayer Against Enemies

1 O God, Do not keep quiet, Do not hold thy peace, Neither be thou still, O GOD!

1 A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.O God, (A)do not remain quiet;(B)Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

1 {A Song or Psalm of Asaph.} Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

1 A song. A psalm of Asaph.(A)God, do not keep silent.Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.(B)

1 God, do not rest! Don't be silent! Don't stay inactive, God!

2 Against thy people, they craftily devise a secret plot, And conspire against thy treasured ones.

2 For behold, Your enemies (C)make an uproar,And (D)those who hate You have (a)(E)exalted themselves.

2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

2 See how Your enemies make an uproar;those who hate You have acted arrogantly.(a)(C)

2 See! Your enemies rage; those who hate you issue threats.

3 They have said - Come, and let us wipe them out from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.

3 They (F)make shrewd plans against Your people,And (b)conspire together against (G)Your (c)treasured ones.

3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

3 They devise clever schemes against Your people;they conspire against Your treasured ones.(D)

3 They plot against your people and conspire against your cherished ones.

4 For they have taken counsel with one heart, Against thee - a covenant, would they solemnize -

4 They have said, “Come, and (H)let us wipe them out (d)as a nation,That the (I)name of Israel be remembered no more.”

4 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.

4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nationso that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”(E)

4 They say, "Let us go and erase them as a nation so the name of Israel will not be remembered anymore."

5 The tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagarenes;

5 For they have (e)(J)conspired together with one mind;Against You they make a covenant:

5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

5 For they have conspired with one mind;they form an alliance(b) against You(F)

5 Indeed, they shrewdly planned together, forming an alliance against you

6 Gebal and Ammon, and Amalek, The Philistines, with the dwellers in Tyre;

6 The tents of (K)Edom and the (L)Ishmaelites,(M)Moab and the (N)Hagrites;

6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,(G)Moab and the Hagrites,(H)

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

7 Even Assyria hath joined herself with them, They have become an arm to the sons of Lot. Selah.

7 (O)Gebal and (P)Ammon and (Q)Amalek,(R)Philistia with the inhabitants of (S)Tyre;

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek,(I)Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.(J)

7 Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, and the inhabitants of Tyre.

8 Make them like Midian, like Sisera, like Jabin, by the torrent of Kishon;

8 (T)Assyria also has joined with them;They have become (f)a help to the (U)children of Lot. (g)Selah.

8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

8 Even Assyria has joined them;they lend support(c) to the sons of Lot.(d)(K)Selah

8 Even Assyria joined them to strengthen the descendants of Lot. Interlude

9 They perished at En-dor, They become manure for the soil!

9 Deal with them (V)as with Midian,As (W)with Sisera and Jabin at the torrent of Kishon,

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

9 Deal with them as You did with Midian,(L)as You did with Siseraand Jabin at the Kishon River.(M)

9 Deal with them as you did to Midian, Sisera, and Jabin at the Kishon Brook.

10 Make them - their nobles - like Oreb and like Zeeb, And, like Zebah and like Zalmunna, all their princes:

10 Who were destroyed at En-dor,Who (X)became as dung for the ground.

10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

10 They were destroyed at En-dor;they became manure for the ground.(N)

10 They were destroyed at En-dor and became as dung on the ground.

11 Who said - Let us take a possession foe ourselves, The pastures of God!

11 Make their nobles like (Y)Oreb and ZeebAnd all their princes like (Z)Zebah and Zalmunna,

11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,(O)and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,(P)

11 Punish their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

12 O my God, make them, As whirling dust , As chaff before a wind;

12 Who said, “(AA)Let us possess for ourselvesThe (AB)pastures of God.”

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

12 who said, “Let us seize God’s pastures for ourselves.”(Q)

12 who said, "Let us possess the pastures of God."

13 As a fire burneth a forest, - And as a flame setteth mountains ablaze,

13 O my God, make them like the (h)(AC)whirling dust,Like (AD)chaff before the wind.

13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,like straw before the wind.(R)

13 God, set them up like dried thistles, like straw before the wind.

14 So, wilt thou pursue them with thy tempest, - And, with thy storm-wind, wilt terrify them:

14 Like (AE)fire that burns the forestAnd like a flame that (AF)sets the mountains on fire,

14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

14 As fire burns a forest,as a flame blazes through mountains,(S)

14 Like a fire burning a forest, and a flame setting mountains ablaze.

15 Fill thou their faces with dishonour, That men may seek thy Name, O Yahweh;

15 So pursue them (AG)with Your tempestAnd terrify them with Your storm.

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

15 so pursue them with Your tempestand terrify them with Your storm.(T)

15 Pursue them with your storm and terrify them with your whirlwind.

16 Let them turn pale, and be terrified to futurity, Yea let them blush, and perish:

16 (AH)Fill their faces with dishonor,That they may seek Your name, O Lord.

16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

16 Cover their faces with shameso that they will seek Your name Yahweh.(U)

16 Fill their faces with shame until they seek your name, God.

17 That men may know that, thou, Whose Name alone is Yahweh, Art Most High over all the earth.

17 Let them be (AI)ashamed and dismayed forever,And let them be humiliated and perish,

17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

17 Let them be put to shame and terrified forever;let them perish in disgrace.(V)

17 Let them be humiliated and terrified permanently until they die in shame.

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