1 A song or psalm of Assaph. O God, take no rest for thyself: be not silent and keep not still, O God!
2 For, lo, thy enemies make a tumult, and they that hate thee have lifted up their head.
3 Against thy people they take crafty secret device, and they consult against those whom thou protectest.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; and the name of Israel shall be remembered no more.
5 For they have consulted cordially together; against thee they make a covenant:
6 The tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites: Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Also Asshur is joined with them; they have become an arm unto the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto Midian; as to Sissera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon:
10 Who were annihilated at Endor; they became as dung for the ground.
11 Render them, their nobles, like Oreb, and like Zeeb; yea, like Zebach and like Zalmunna all their princes;
12 Who said, Let us conquer for ourselves the dwellings of God,
13 O my God, render them like the thistledown, like stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth up a forest, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire:
15 So pursue them with thy storm, and with thy whirlwind do thou terrify them.
16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Lord!
17 Let them be made ashamed and terrified for ever and aye; yea, let them be put to the blush and perish:
18 That they may know that thou, whose name is the Eternal, art by thyself alone, the Most High over all the earth.