Sunday, March 11, 2012
A Mizmor of Asaph!
A Mizmorim regarding the wars against Yisrael in the days of Yehoshafat, when the nations plotted against Yisrael!
O Ha'Shem, keep not Thou silent, hold not Thy peace, and be not still, Ha'Shem,
For, lo, Thine enemies are in uproar, and they that hate Thee have lifted up their head.
They plot deviously against Your nation, and conspire against Thy treasured ones,
They say, "Come, let us sever them from nationhood, that the name of Yisrael may be no more in remembrance.”
For they conspire with a unanimous heart, Against Thee do they make a covenant ....
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,
Geval and Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre.
Assyria, too, joined with them, and became the strength of the sons of Lot, Selah!
Do to them as to Midian, as to Sisera and Yavin at the brook of Kishon, who were destroyed at Ein Dor, and were as dung for the earth.
Make their nobles like Orev and Ze'ev, All their princes like Zevach and Tzalmuna, who said, "Let us inherit the dwellings of Ha'Shem for ourselves.”
O Ha'Shem, my G*d, make them like the whirling dust, as straw 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 will seek Your Name, Ha'Shem.
Let them be ashamed and affrighted for ever, Let them be disgraced and perish,
That they may know that it is Thou alone whose name is Ha'Shem, Most High over all the earth.