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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.

Commentary for Psalms 83

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.

Discussion for Psalms 83

  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 83:18
    Every morning l sit some where alone getting strength from my Heavenly Father. I have been through my life many warfares because the enemy knew at the end of my Distany l would be so close to our God, that l could move heavy mountains from others lifes. I flow in and out of the controlled system of lies- knowing my Strength of my past fights l have had would lead me in the Light to fight for others. I know my God. I know His Son. Been up in the Heavens before. Saw Jesus fight for me with His Father so l could return to the world to help others. My whole life l wrote what l could see before it happened. Leading me to walk now only with the Holy Spirit- not the world at all. I want everyone to know we have to choose now who we will serve. The world of the mind and flesh. Or the Spirt of our Mighty God and His Son. Choose this day whom you will serve. For the time will go faster and faster as the evilness takes hold. And out of the Clouds Jesus will be. A Mighty Warrrior for you and me!!!
  • Paul on Psalms 83
    In telling Moses to tell the Israelites that 'I am' sent you, God was saying that He really did exist and although He had not yet revealed Himself to be the God of Israel in an absolutely certain way, He would by means of the 10 plagues and the destruction of the Egyptian army in The Red Sea. And aside from latter, the nation would have understood Moses in exactly this way.
  • Paul on Psalms 83
    God's name is Jehovah. If people only knew the meaning of that name, then they would understand why it IS His name.
  • Titus Arnold on Psalms 83
    Does Deuteronomy 28:15-68 tell the of the curses that Judah would be subjected to for their breaking their covenant with The Most high? and If so when we find the people who fit all of the curses wouldn't we have found the true Hebrew? If this is true, then wouldn't the slaves of the trans Atlantic slave trade be the true Hebrew? they are the only people on the planet that has been scattered by the way of ships to the four corners of the earth. Isn't that right? and if we find those who fit the curses have we not found the true Hebrew, All of them happened to those people, and still do to this day. I await your answer.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 83
    Bible book Song of Solomon 5:10 - My beloved is WHITE white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

    Bible book Lamentations 4:7 - Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were WHITER whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:

    Revelation 1:14 - His Jesus head and his hairs were WHITE white like wool, as WHITE white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass,
    Brass is made of copper which is REDDISH GOLDEN BROWN, not black as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
  • Denise on Psalms 83
    Jehovah is the most high over all the earth. Jesus is God's son. The holy spirit is God's active force that he gives to those who fear him and ask for it.
  • Catherine Mendel on Psalms 83
    I think it is Psalm 83, not Psalms 83...
  • Freedomborn in Truth and Love on Psalms 83
    God tells us not to share Error it causes fear confusion doubts or toTrust in Mankind's wisdom 1Cor2 we Ask and receive True Wisdom James1:5 from Our Abba Father Mk14:36 Gal 4:6 Rom 8:15 Jesus' Names -The Word John1:1 Rev19:13 - The Good Shepherd John10:11-18 Ps23 Emmanuel Matt1:23 In The Godhead Acts17:29 Col 2:9 Rom1:20 1Jn5:7 -Lamb Rev19 Lord and King Lk12:41 Rev17:14 Alpha And Omeg Rev22
  • Ted on Psalms 83
    GOD'S NAME: I wanted to challenge this thread WHERE "Margaret" said God has many names. Then ... Erica Stated "Correction, he has many titles, only one name Yahweh Jehovah." I would suggest that Yahweh Jehovah was indeed the name he gave to Moses and said I AM is my name for all generations. However, is it not the name of Yeshua Jesus that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess to??
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale: on Psalms 83
    With all thanks and praise to God, my Holy Father, it is the Spirit that bears witness: for you would hide the truth if it were possible. But now you discern my blood and are not blameless. It is written, For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead: so that they are without excuse:


 

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