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Compare Translations for Psalm 83:1

Psalm 83:1 ASV
O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 CEB
God, don't be silent! Don't be quiet or sit still, God,
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Psalm 83:1 CJB
A song. A psalm of Asaf: God, don't remain silent! Don't stay quiet, God, or still;
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Psalm 83:1 RHE
(82-1) <A canticle of a psalm for Asaph.> (82-2) O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 ESV
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
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Psalm 83:1 GW
O God, do not remain silent. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. Do not keep quiet, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 GNT
O God, do not keep silent; do not be still, do not be quiet!
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Psalm 83:1 CSB
God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.
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Psalm 83:1 KJV
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace , and be not still , O God.
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Psalm 83:1 LEB
O God, do not rest [silently]. Do not keep silent or be still, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 NAS
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
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Psalm 83:1 NCV
God, do not keep quiet; God, do not be silent or still.
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Psalm 83:1 NIRV
God, don't keep silent. God, don't keep quiet. Don't be still.
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Psalm 83:1 NIV
O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still.
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Psalm 83:1 NKJV
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!
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Psalm 83:1 NLT
A psalm of Asaph. A song. O God, don't sit idly by, silent and inactive!
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Psalm 83:1 NRS
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
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Psalm 83:1 RSV
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold thy peace or be still, O God!
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Psalm 83:1 DBY
{A Song; a Psalm of Asaph.} O God, keep not silence; hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God:
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Psalm 83:1 MSG
God, don't shut me out; don't give me the silent treatment, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 WBT
A song, [or] Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 TNIV
O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.
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Psalm 83:1 WEB
God, don't keep silent. Don't keep silent, and don't be still, God.
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Psalm 83:1 WYC
The song of the psalm of Asaph. God, who shall be like thee? God, be thou not still, neither be thou peaced. (God, be thou not silent. Yea, God, be thou not still, nor hold thy peace.)
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Psalm 83:1 YLT
A Song, -- A Psalm of Asaph. O God, let there be no silence to Thee, Be not silent, nor be quiet, O God.
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Psalms 83 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 83

The designs of the enemies of Israel. (1-8) Earnest prayer for their defeat. (9-18)

Verses 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.

Verses 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.

Psalms 83 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Psalms 83:1-18 . is probably that of 2 Chronicles 20:1 2 Chronicles 20:2 (compare Psalms 47:1-9 , 48:1-14 ). After a general petition, the craft and rage of the combined enemies are described, God's former dealings recited, and a like summary and speedy destruction on them is invoked.

1. God addressed as indifferent (compare Psalms 35:22 , 39:12 ).
be not still--literally, "not quiet," as opposed to action.

2. thine enemies--as well as ours ( Psalms 74:23 , Isaiah 37:23 ).

3. hidden ones--whom God specially protects ( Psalms 27:5 , 91:1 ).

4. from being a nation--utter destruction ( Isaiah 7:8 , 23:1 ).
Israel--here used for Judah, having been the common name.

5. they have consulted--with heart, or cordially.
together--all alike.

6-8. tabernacles--for people ( Psalms 78:67 ).
they--all these united with the children of Lot, or Ammonites and Moabites (compare 2 Chronicles 20:1 ).

9-11. Compare the similar fate of these ( 2 Chronicles 20:23 ) with that of the foes mentioned in Judges 7:22 , here referred to. They destroyed one another ( Judges 4:6-24 , 7:25 ). Human remains form manure (compare 2 Kings 9:37 , Jeremiah 9:22 ).

12. The language of the invaders.
houses--literally, "residences," enclosures, as for flocks ( Psalms 65:12 ).
of God--as the proprietors of the land ( 2 Chronicles 20:11 , Isaiah 14:25 ).

13. like a wheel--or, whirling of any light thing ( Isaiah 17:13 ), as stubble or chaff ( Psalms 1:4 ).

14, 15. Pursue them to an utter destruction.

16. that they may seek--or as Psalms 83:18 , supply "men," since Psalms 83:17 Psalms 83:18 amplify the sentiment of Psalms 83:16 , expressing more fully the measure of destruction, and the lesson of God's being and perfections (compare 2 Chronicles 20:29 ) taught to all men.