An Asaph Psalm
1 God, don’t shut me out; don’t give me the silent treatment, O God.
2 Your enemies are out there whooping it up, #the-God-haters are living it up;
3 They’re plotting to do your people in, #conspiring to #rob of your precious ones.
4 “Let’s wipe this #nation from the face of this #earth,” they say; “#scratch #Israel’s name off the books.”
5 And now they’re putting their heads together, making plans to get rid of #You.
6 Edom and the #Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia and the Tyrians,
8 And now Assyria has joined up, Giving #muscle to the gang of Lot.
9 Do to them what you did to Midian, to Sisera and Jabin at Kishon Brook,
10 They come to a bad end at Endor, nothing but dung for the garden.
11 Cut down their leaders as you did Oreb and Zeeb, their princes to nothing like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 With their empty #brags, “We’re grabbing it all, grabbing God’s gardens for ourselves.”
13 My God! I’ve had it with them! Blow them away! Tumbleweeds in the desert waste,
Psalm 83:1-13 from Bible The Message version
#the-god-haters #ishmaelites #conspiring #rob #brags