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A song. A psalm of Asaph.
O God, do not be silent! Do not be deaf. Do not be quiet, O God.
Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies?
Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
They devise crafty schemes against your people;
they conspire against your precious ones.
“Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.” Yes, this was their unanimous decision.
They signed a treaty as allies against you—
these Edomites and Ishmaelites; Moabites and Hagrites; Gebalites, Ammonites, and Amalekites;
and people from Philistia and Tyre.
Assyria has joined them, too, and is allied with the descendants of Lot. Interlude
Let their mighty nobles die as Oreb and Zeeb did. Let all their princes die like Zebah and Zalmunna, for they said, “Let us seize for our own use these pasturelands of God!”
O my God, scatter them like tumbleweed, like chaff before the wind! As a fire burns a forest and as a flame sets mountains ablaze, chase them with your fierce storm; terrify them with your tempest.
Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name Yahweh. Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them perish in disgrace. May they know that You alone — whose name is Yahweh — are the Most High over all the earth.
(First part taken from New Living Translation, NLT. Verse 16-18 copied from Holman Christian Standard Bible, HCSB)
How will this war end?
“On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place. (Zech 12, 6)
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