Psalms 83 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 83


Psalms 83:1

O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Psalms 83:2

For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult; And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

Psalms 83:3

Thy take crafty counsel against thy people, And consult together against thy hidden ones.

Psalms 83:4

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.

Psalms 83:5

For they have consulted together with one consent; Against thee do they make a covenant:

Psalms 83:6

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

Psalms 83:7

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

Psalms 83:8

Assyria also is joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. [Selah

Psalms 83:9

Do thou unto them as unto Midian, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;

Psalms 83:10

Who perished at Endor, Who became as dung for the earth.

Psalms 83:11

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

Psalms 83:12

Who said, Let us take to ourselves in possession The habitations of God.

Psalms 83:13

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

Psalms 83:14

As the fire that burneth the forest, And as the flame that setteth the mountains on fire,

Psalms 83:15

So pursue them with thy tempest, And terrify them with thy storm.

Psalms 83:16

Fill their faces with confusion, That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.

Psalms 83:17

Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; Yea, let them be confounded and perish;

Psalms 83:18

That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah, Art the Most High over all the earth.

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