Psalms Chapter 83
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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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Darla's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 2/26/2015, 8:59am...
We are known by our names, not what we are man woman . God isn 't his name, it is what he is. His name is Jehovah. When you know someone personally, you call them by their name. If I am in a crowd and yell "Mom ", no one knows who I am talking about. However, if I call her by her name, then they know. People have many "Gods ", even devil worshippers have one Satan . If I pray to God, does anyone know which God I am praying to? If I pray to Jehovah, they know.
Bubbles's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 2/12/2015, 9:02pm...
I am a JW and I am and have been proud to call Him by His name. That is why we call ourselves witnesses we are witnesses of Jehovah Jehovah 's Witnesses . Glory be to Him the most High and all prayer through His son Christ Jesus. It is really nice to see others get to see that He does have a name, we go door to door like Jesus did, however no one wants to here us say His name.No debates just want to talk about the bible and how everything is inspired by Jehovah for reproving, setting things straight etc. 2 Tim 3:16,17. yay Jehovah is coming alive again!
Jane's Psalms Chapter 83 comment about verse 18 on 2/06/2015, 9:11pm...
I am so happy that I have been able to read these comments. It is so wonderful to help others understand that Jehovah is the most loving and caring heavenly ruler who has ever given mankind the opportunity to live in a paradise forever. And he has chosen his beloved son to give his life for mankind. He is soon to bring about the end of all suffering and restore paradise on this beautiful planet!!
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