Psalms Chapter 83
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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.
Grant's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 5/17/2013, 9:57am...
I agree with Nina A.
Joyce Hutto's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 4/18/2013, 11:37pm...
During this period of time almost all of Israel's neighbors were against Israel.It was a trying time for the psalmist and the nation. He did not fail to ask God for quidance;noting how God had delivered His servant before,he petitioned God for deliverance,because he knew the opposing neighbors were plotting against him.He KNEW his enemies, just as we must know where our adversity comes from. He asked God for deliverance in order for his name and reputation to be upheld. He also asked that The Name of the Lord be recognized as the Most High of all Names on this earth. This last verse is the epitome of what Salvation and faith in God stands far,and that being just as the last verse states;That men may know that Thou whose name alone is JEHOVAH,art the Most High,over all the earth.
Roy Hartsell's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 4/18/2013, 7:20pm...
Everyone seems to comment on verse 18.What about the other 17 verses? There is great prophecy here. Look at verse 4.Does this sound like something you are hearing today?When the 17 verses happen,(which is the little war that is about to happen)then verse 18 will come alive.That men may know that thou,over all the earth.
Bouncing's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/27/2013, 11:10pm...
The most holy name in all of existence. JEHOVAH is his name.
Nothabo koni's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/25/2013, 3:25am...
It only takes good courage and understanding for He searches for oneís heart. Jehovah, The Lord is the Most High. Letís give Him all Glory and Praise.
Daniel's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/21/2013, 9:17am...
I am happy to understand the flow of the bible now. It was meant to be taught and learned in a practical manner. Although original translators meant well, they accidentally confused masses of people. They are not at fault, Satan is, for he is the original cunning serpent. I care even for those who think they are right and do not know it. "Removal" of anything changes it's dynamic. The name Jehovah belongs and makes reading the bible easier and practical, like it's original intent.
John Denava's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/13/2013, 1:58pm...
Well in my mind I knew "Jehovah" was the highest father in heaven and so father, now rest on your seat on throne forever till Jesus who is on your hand right side becomes high King from earth when all Christians will be raptured to heaven to see the father and Lord, and will know them face to face and are glad to see own eyes. For best we will see Jesus coming down from and know who is? Amen. Praise the lord Jesus and the Father.
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