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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.

 


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 83...

 


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

 


Marcel's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 3/06/2014, 3:25am...

Indeed the scripture has stated very clear by saying men who do not know may know Ps 119 73 thy hands have made me fashioned me give me understanding that i may learn thy commands meaning that us we know him even upon what He has done as our Creater that thou despite His doings is got a name for who He is whose name is JEHOVAH He alone maker ps119 73 great teacher ps119 33 and the most high over all the earth Its also a god thing that HE is known by HIS name so that none gets confused when it comes to acknowledging addressing our GOD

 


Rick buoy's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 4 on 2/11/2014, 5:35am...

Isreal will never fall as a nation even today with all the enemies against her God will protect her

 


Faithfull's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 2/02/2014, 2:26pm...

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

And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

these two are them hidden ones. they are the living waters they counsel against
it is already beginning even now! look to the oceans very little is left alive today, look to the lakes and rivers they have destroyed most of the earths living waters already!

 


Tammy Mccay's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 3 on 2/01/2014, 9:35pm...

Thy hidden ones ......could only be the two witnesses.

 


NYASHA's Psalms Chapter 83 comment on 1/27/2014, 8:28am...

Psalm 83 is a fulfilment of the current crisis in the middle east. the book of psalms is referring to the current Arabs(enemies of God)making a resolution that the nation of Israel must be destroyed but they are all going to be destroyed

 


Realist's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 12/31/2013, 12:00pm...

This truth leads over 8 million ppl to serve JEHOVAH

 


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