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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Psalm 83

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

O God, keep not Thou silence; hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.

For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head.

They hold crafty converse against Thy people, and take counsel against Thy treasured ones.

They have said: 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.'

For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant;

The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites;

Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;

Assyria also is joined with them; they have been an arm to the children of Lot. Selah.

Do Thou unto them as unto Midian; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook Kishon;

Who were destroyed at En-dor; they became as dung for the earth.

Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and like Zebah and Zalmunna all their princes;

Who said: 'Let us take to ourselves in possession the habitations of God.'

O my God, make them like the whirling dust; as stubble before the wind.

As the fire that burneth the forest, and as the flame that setteth the mountains ablaze;

So pursue them with Thy tempest, and affright them with Thy storm.

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Thy name, O LORD.

Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever; yea, let them be abashed and perish;

That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is the LORD, the Most High over all the earth.


Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Hey, i was planning on posting that sometime soon. Or something about it.

In Yekke shuls they say that every morning at the end of Shahhris. If i hadn't been getting in touch with my German lumberjack roots, i wouldn't've known about this psalm.

Another good war psalm is #114, which i also learned about from Yekke synagogues.

Ozzie said...

I like that one.

Doctor Bean said...

Amen, brother.

Eli said...

I like that one too,(mutch better in Hebrew, though)
Also מ"ה is vrey appropreate.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Thanks, nice one and very appropriate.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...


That נ"ה one (#55) that you linked to sounds very familiar... where have i seen/heard it before?

oh yeah! it was here!

Kiwi the Geek said...

Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever; yea, let them be abashed and perish;


exsemgirl said...

As socialworker/frustrated mom said - very appropriate.

We can but daven and try to do extra chessed...


please help

The situation in Tzfat is desperate and there are families living with no electricity, who have absolutely no food at all! Even if they tried to buy some, most stores are closed. Ezer L'Shabbos is getting food from a supermarket on credit, but can't for much longer without paying. They also have to pay to have it delivered since most of their volunteers have left Tzfat. Sadly, the most vulnerable - large families with small children, Baali Teshuva without family support systems, are the ones left behind and are suffering. Please make checks out to Ezer L'shabbos and get them to Shloma Edelstein or drop them off in the mailbox or Pushka at Rabbi Twerski's shul (Ateres Shloime- corner of E29th & K). You can also mail checks made out to Ezer L'Shabbos to: Tzfat Emergency Fund c/o Ordinal, 1412 Avenue M #2467, Brooklyn NY 11230.

Thank You and in this zechus may Hashem have rachmonus on klall yisroel

Anonymous said...

"Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever; yea, let them be abashed and perish;" Yeah amen. Amen! Amen to religion that preaches violence and hatred. This religion is obviously superior to other religions that teach violence (except you read from another book). What a wonderful world.

- F.T.


for the rest of us

תהילים פרק פג
א שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף.
ב אֱלֹהִים אַל-דֳּמִי-לָךְ; אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל-תִּשְׁקֹט אֵל.
ג כִּי-הִנֵּה אוֹיְבֶיךָ, יֶהֱמָיוּן; וּמְשַׂנְאֶיךָ, נָשְׂאוּ רֹאשׁ.
ד עַל-עַמְּךָ, יַעֲרִימוּ סוֹד; וְיִתְיָעֲצוּ, עַל-צְפוּנֶיךָ.
ה אָמְרוּ--לְכוּ, וְנַכְחִידֵם מִגּוֹי; וְלֹא-יִזָּכֵר שֵׁם-יִשְׂרָאֵל עוֹד.
ו כִּי נוֹעֲצוּ לֵב יַחְדָּו; עָלֶיךָ, בְּרִית יִכְרֹתוּ.
ז אָהֳלֵי אֱדוֹם, וְיִשְׁמְעֵאלִים; מוֹאָב וְהַגְרִים.
ח גְּבָל וְעַמּוֹן, וַעֲמָלֵק; פְּלֶשֶׁת, עִם-יֹשְׁבֵי צוֹר.
ט גַּם-אַשּׁוּר, נִלְוָה עִמָּם; הָיוּ זְרוֹעַ לִבְנֵי-לוֹט סֶלָה.
י עֲשֵׂה-לָהֶם כְּמִדְיָן; כְּסִיסְרָא כְיָבִין, בְּנַחַל קִישׁוֹן.
יא נִשְׁמְדוּ בְעֵין-דֹּאר; הָיוּ דֹּמֶן, לָאֲדָמָה.
יב שִׁיתֵמוֹ נְדִיבֵימוֹ, כְּעֹרֵב וְכִזְאֵב; וּכְזֶבַח וּכְצַלְמֻנָּע, כָּל-נְסִיכֵימוֹ.
יג אֲשֶׁר אָמְרוּ, נִירְשָׁה לָּנוּ-- אֵת, נְאוֹת אֱלֹהִים.
יד אֱלֹהַי, שִׁיתֵמוֹ כַגַּלְגַּל; כְּקַשׁ, לִפְנֵי-רוּחַ.
טו כְּאֵשׁ תִּבְעַר-יָעַר; וּכְלֶהָבָה, תְּלַהֵט הָרִים.
טז כֵּן, תִּרְדְּפֵם בְּסַעֲרֶךָ; וּבְסוּפָתְךָ תְבַהֲלֵם.
יז מַלֵּא פְנֵיהֶם קָלוֹן; וִיבַקְשׁוּ שִׁמְךָ יְהוָה.
יח יֵבֹשׁוּ וְיִבָּהֲלוּ עֲדֵי-עַד; וְיַחְפְּרוּ וְיֹאבֵדוּ.
יט וְיֵדְעוּ-- כִּי-אַתָּה שִׁמְךָ יְהוָה לְבַדֶּךָ:
עֶלְיוֹן, עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ.

Ralphie said...

An ancient book of Psalms was found in Ireland recently. Guess which one is was found opened to?