¶ A song and Psalm of Asaph.Hold not thy tongue, O God, keep not still silence, refrain not thyself O God. For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring, and they that hate thee, lift up their head. They imagine craftily against thy people, and take councell against thy secret ones. Come (say they) let us root them out from among the people, that the name of Israel may be put out of remembrance. For they have cast their heads together with one consent, and are confederate against thee. The tabernacles of the Edomites, and Ishmaelites, the Moabites, and the Hagarenes. Gebal, Ammon, and Amalech: the Philistines with them that dwell at Tyre. Assur also is joined unto them, and help the children of Loth. Selah.
¶ But do thou to them as unto the Madianites, unto Sisera, and unto Iabin by the brook of Kison. Which perished at Endor, and became as the dung of the earth. Make their princes like Oreb and Zeb. Yea, make all their princes like as Zebea and Salmana. Which say: we will have the houses of God in possession. O my God, make them like unto a wheel, and as the stubble before the wind. Like as a fire that burneth up the wood, and as the flame that consumeth the mountains. Persecute them even so with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. Make their faces ashamed, O LORD, that they may seek thy name. Let them be confounded and vexed ever more and more: let them be put to shame and perish. That they may know, that thou art alone, that thy name is the LORD, and that thou onely art the most hyest over all the earth.