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Psalm 83

(from Day 16 Evening Prayer)

Deus, quis similis?

  1. HOLD not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence: refrain not thyself, O God.
  2. For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring: and they that hate thee have lift up their head.
  3. They have imagined craftily against thy people: and taken counsel against thy secret ones.
  4. They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people: and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
  5. For they have cast their heads together with one consent: and are confederate against thee;
  6. The tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismaelites: the Moabites and Hagarenes;
  7. Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek: the Philistines, with them that dwell at Tyre.
  8. Assur also is joined with them: and have holpen the children of Lot.
  9. But do thou to them as unto the Madianites: unto Sisera, and unto Jabin at the brook of Kison;
  10. Who perished at Endor: and became as the dung of the earth.
  11. Make them and their princes like Oreb and Zeb: yea, make all their princes like as Zeba and Salmana;
  12. Who say, Let us take to ourselves: the houses of God in possession.
  13. O my God, make them like unto a wheel: and as the stubble before the wind;
  14. Like as the fire that burneth up the wood: and as the flame that consumeth the mountains.
  15. Persecute them even so with thy tempest: and make them afraid with thy storm.
  16. Make their faces ashamed, O Lord: that they may seek thy Name.
  17. Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame, and perish.
  18. And they shall know that thou, whose Name is Jehovah: art only the most Highest over all the earth.