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Psalm 83:1-5

An Asaph Psalm

1-5God, don't shut me out;

don't give me the silent treatment, O God.

Your enemies are out there whooping it up,

the God-haters are living it up;

They're plotting to do your people in,

conspiring to rob you of your precious ones.

"Let's wipe this nation from the face of the earth,"

they say; "scratch Israel's name off the books."

And now they're putting their heads together,

making plans to get rid of you.

6-8Edom and the Ishmaelites,

Moab and the Hagrites,

Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,

Philistia and the Tyrians,

And now Assyria has joined up,

Giving muscle to the gang of Lot.