as you did with Sisera

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as you did with Sisera

Psalm 83:9-18 (JDV)

Psalm 83:9 Deal with them as you did with Midian, as you did with Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.
Psalm 83:10 They were exterminated at En-dor; they became manure for the ground.
Psalm 83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, and all their tribal leaders like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Psalm 83:12 who said, “Let us seize God’s pastures for ourselves.”
Psalm 83:13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like straw before your breath.
Psalm 83:14 As fire burns a forest, as a flame blazes through mountains,
Psalm 83:15 so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.
Psalm 83:16 Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek your name, Yahveh.
Psalm 83:17 Let them be put to shame and terrified forever; let them be destroyed in disgrace.
Psalm 83:18 May they know that you alone – whose name is Yahveh – are the Most High over the whole land.

as you did with Sisera

The psalmist is asking God to do to his enemies what he had done before. Sisera is mentioned because he died at the hands of an obscure woman — because God would not let him escape.

LORD, take the upper hand in our lives. Give us relief from those who oppress us, and do it miraculously, so you get the credit!

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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