Hold not your peace, O God :
O God, be not silent or unmoved.
See how your enemies make uproar :
how those that hate you have lifted up their heads.
For they lay shrewd plots against your people :
they scheme against those whom you have cherished.
Come, they say, let us destroy them,
that they may no longer be a nation :
that the very name of Israel may be remembered no more.
With one mind they conspire together :
they make alliance against you,
The tribes of Edom and the Ishmaelites :
the people of Moab and the Hagarites,
Gebal and Ammon and Amalek :
Philistia, and the inhabitants of Tyre;
Asshur also is joined with them :
and lends a friendly arm to the children of Lot.
Do to them as you did to Midian :
as to Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon,
Who were destroyed at Endor :
and became like dung for the earth.
Make their leaders as Oreb and Zeeb :
and all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said Let us take possession :
let us seize the pastures of God.
Make them like thistledown, my God :
or like chaff blown before the wind.
As fire consuming a thicket :
or as flame that sets the hillsides ablaze,
Pursue them with your tempest :
and terrify them with your storm-wind.
Cover their faces with shame, O Lord :
that they may seek your name.
[Let them be disgraced and dismayed for ever :
let them be confounded and perish,]
That they may know that you, whose name is the Lord :
are alone the Most High over all the earth.