Psalms 83:12
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12  Treat their great men like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,

shee-TAY-mo n’-dee-VAY-mo k’-o-RAYV v’-khiz-AYV ukh-ZE-vakh ukh-tzal-mu-NA kol n’-see-KHAY-mo

יב  שִׁיתֵמוֹ נְדִיבֵמוֹ כְּעֹרֵב וְכִזְאֵב וּכְזֶבַח וּכְצַלְמֻנָּע כָּל־נְסִיכֵמוֹ׃

83:12   Treat their great men like Oreb and Zeeb

The psalm lists eleven enemies of Israel who, throughout history, have sought to destroy the Nation of Israel. Asaf seeks Hashem’s vengeance, and asks that He come down in a grand display of omnipotence to smite all of Israel’s enemies. He invokes the incidents recorded in Sefer Shoftim, when the Lord helped the judges destroy all the arrogant leaders of their adversaries. Oreb and Zeeb were two princes of Midian who were killed by Gidon during the defeat of the Midianites recorded in Sefer Shoftim (7:25), while Zebah and Zalmunna were two kings of Midian killed during this war as well (8:10-12).

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  • Carl Coglianese

    eleven enemies of Israel have been listed who have tried to destroy Israel and wipe them off of the map never to have them remembered again. Asaph seeks God’s vengeance. He actually asks God to come down from upon high and physically in a grand demonstrative physical way of omnipotence to smite all of Israel’s enemies. Wow, can you imagine what a sight that would have been? But If you understand the way of God as much as man is able you understand that God does not not work this way. But God however does answer prayers. He brings up the stories of the books of judges to in his way remind the Lord just what he is invoking. To bring in mind when The Lord destroyed those arrogant leaders of those who would dear try to destroy the very Children of Israel. Destroy there prices as once you did in reference to Oreb and Zeeb, as well as Zebah and Zalmunna .two kings. Israels enemies must be destroyed if we are to survive and grow as a mighty and fine nation. For we are The Children of the Living and True God. We are Israel.

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