Psalms 83:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fill their faces with shame: that they may seeke thy name, O Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fill their faces with confusion, That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let their faces be full of shame; so that they may give honour to your name, O Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Fill their faces with confusion, that they may seek your name, Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Fill their faces [with] shame, And they seek Thy name, O Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(83:17) Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Thy name, O LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 83:16


83:16 May seek - May own and worship thee as the only true God.


Discussion for Psalms 83

  • Edna
    we see in psalms 2 how the nations rage against the nation of the jews also the pray in Psalms 83 for God to deliver them in the last days could help seeing it is now future that God Almighty will save them thsmk God for his promise.
  • Brian
    His NAME is JESUS CHRIST. There are NOT 3 GODS, only ONE that manifests Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. John 14:8-9 " Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show Show us the Father?"
  • Beverly Washington
    Hallowed is interpreted as one of God's attributes or character, meaning he is holy, honorable, sacred, sanctified, and should be reverenced.
  • Lu2677
    Fmkhoe; The Lord's prayer; "Hallowed be thy name" The word Hallowed here is an adjective. It is saying his name is looked upon as; sacred, deserving honor, reverend, esteemed, worthy, holy. He is not called Hallowed for the purpose of identification like: Jim, Susie, Bill, Tom, etc.
    I hope this helps. I did not write this as rebuke, only for your information.
  • John
    I think it's referring to God's nature, rather than a personal name in this instance.
  • Fmkehoe
    When praying the Lords Prayer, I always wondered, if His name is "hallowed", then what is His name?. I'm glad to have found out that He does indeed have a name.

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