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1 (A Song or Psalm of Asaph.) Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

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.

5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

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

17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 83 Bible commentary...

The designs of the enemies of Israel. (1-8) Earnest prayer for their defeat. (9-18)

1-8 Sometimes God seems not to be concerned at the unjust treatment of his people. But then we may call upon him, as the psalmist here. All wicked people are God's enemies, especially wicked persecutors. The Lord's people are his hidden one; the world knows them not. He takes them under his special protection. Do the enemies of the church act with one consent to destroy it, and shall not the friends of the church be united? Wicked men wish that there might be no religion among mankind. They would gladly see all its restraints shaken off, and all that preach, profess, or practise it, cut off. This they would bring to pass if it were in their power. The enemies of God's church have always been many: this magnifies the power of the Lord in preserving to himself a church in the world.

9-18 All who oppose the kingdom of Christ may here read their doom. God is the same still that ever he was; the same to his people, and the same against his and their enemies. God would make their enemies like a wheel; unsettled in all their counsels and resolves. Not only let them be driven away as stubble, but burnt as stubble. And this will be the end of wicked men. Let them be made to fear thy name, and perhaps that will bring them to seek thy name. We should desire no confusion to our enemies and persecutors but what may forward their conversion. The stormy tempest of Divine vengeance will overtake them, unless they repent and seek the pardoning mercy of their offended Lord. God's triumphs over his enemies, clearly prove that he is, according to his name JEHOVAH, an almighty Being, who has all power and perfection in himself. May we fear his wrath, and yield ourselves to be his willing servants. And let us seek deliverance by the destruction of our fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.


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Jerry Leonard's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 11/10/2014, 9:28pm...

This Psalm 83 I feel what 's going on in these latter days and I know there 's many other believers believe the same way. I can assure you what 's said in verses 1 thru 8 most if not all verses have already come to pass. The prophets of old called these territories as they knew them in their time but most of these territories are known to be in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, today and some was in Egypt several years back. But for you to get a surprise like I did get you Strong 's Concordance of the KIV version of the Bible and look up the word "Nobles " in verse 11 the numbers to look up from the Concordance in the old Testament in the Hebrews dictionary are 5081 and 5068. they both mean terrorists. They have the words tyrant, volunteer, to blow themselves up ,willingly offer themselves, soldiers and others things.


Raymond's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 10/04/2014, 12:54pm...

when you note Isaiah 43 10 and God taking out of the nations a people for his Name what do you come up with?


Melissa's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 9/29/2014, 12:55am...

Clearly states Gods name is JEHOVAH, Most high over all the earth. Meaning. No one or nothing is above him not even Jesus which is his only begotten son, meaning he created him then Jesus created all other things thru JEHOVAHS Holy Spirit.


Gabriel's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 8/08/2014, 3:14am...

On Psalms 83 18 its clearly stated that name of God is Jehovah. And god appreciates when we call upon his name and in the name of his son Jesus.


Ar's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 7/22/2014, 9:39am...

This song Psalm 83 is a prophecy for present time Middle East situation. Look at a present geographic map of the Middle East. The same enemies mentioned in this psalm are trying to sweep off the State of Israel today from the map. Edom and Moab are to day 's Jordan. Ishmaelites and Hagarines are today 's Egypt. Gebal is today 's Lebanon. Amon and Amalik are Arabs living in Middle East mainly in Jordan. Philistia as a state was to day 's Gaza strip, but there is no Philistians for the past 2500 years! Assur is todays Syria,Iraq and Turkey. There is no such nation as Palestinians.Don 't mix philistines with self named "palestinians ". Search the Internet to find this. If there was a Palestine Jesus would have talked about it. When He was crucified the Romans wrote on the cross the King of Israel...


Obinna's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 7/18/2014, 10:47am...

Toni what is a ghost? Can a Ghost be holy? Is the holy spirit a person? Jehovah said... Jesus said..., have you ever seen or heard where the Spirit said? If u are rightly disposed then you will realize that Jehovah our God is one God, also one lord Jesus Christ, and not THREE!!! 1cor 8 6


MockingBird's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/06/2014, 5:50am...

Timothy said it well There is coming a day when we will know that we know that we know That Jehovah is the most high over all the earth There will be no debating no questions no curiosity His name is Great and Almighty There is coming a day when every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus Is Lord to the Glory of God Praise the Lord God forever more Read the word of God as it is and allow Holy Spirit to teach you


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