Psalm 83:1-8

O God, Do Not Keep Silence

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not keep silence;
h do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2 For behold, your enemies i make an uproar;
those who hate you have j raised their heads.
3 They lay k crafty plans against your people;
they consult together against your l treasured ones.
4 They say, "Come, m let us wipe them out as a nation;
let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
5 For they conspire with one accord;
against you they make a covenant -
6 the tents of n Edom and o the Ishmaelites,
p Moab and q the Hagrites,
7 r Gebal and p Ammon and s Amalek,
t Philistia with the inhabitants of u Tyre;
8 v Asshur also has joined them;
they are the strong arm of w the children of Lot. Selah

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 50:1
    The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 28:1
    To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 2:1
    Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
  4. Cross References
    Judges 8:28
    So Midian was subdued before the people of Israel, and they raised their heads no more. And the land had rest forty years in the days of Gideon.
  5. Cross References
    Nehemiah 4:8
    And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 27:5
    For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
    Psalms 31:20
    In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 48:2
    The renown of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they planned disaster against her: 'Come, let us cut her off from being a nation!' You also, O Madmen, shall be brought to silence; the sword shall pursue you.
    Psalms 74:8
    They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them"; they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.
    Esther 3:6
    But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 137:7
    Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, "Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!
    2 Chronicles 20:10
    And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy -
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 25:12 - 16
    These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.
  10. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 20:10
    And now behold, the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy -
  11. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 5:10
    And in the days of Saul they waged war against the Hagrites, who fell into their hand. And they lived in their tents throughout all the region east of Gilead.
  12. Cross References
    Joshua 13:5
    And the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo-hamath.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 83:6
    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites.
  14. Cross References
    1 Samuel 15:2
    Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt.
  15. Cross References
    1 Samuel 4:1
    And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek.
    Amos 1:6
    Thus says the Lord : "For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they carried into exile a whole people to deliver them up to Edom.
  16. Cross References
    Ezekiel 27:3
    And say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God : "O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.
    Amos 1:9
    Thus says the Lord : "For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they delivered up a whole people to Edom, and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.
  17. Cross References
    2 Kings 15:19
    Pul the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that he might help him to confirm his hold on the royal power.
  18. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 2:9
    And the Lord said to me, 'Do not harass Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the people of Lot for a possession.
    Deuteronomy 2:19
    And when you approach the territory of the people of Ammon, do not harass them or contend with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the sons of Lot for a possession.
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