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Compare Translations for Psalm 83:4

Psalm 83:4 ASV
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.
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Psalm 83:4 BBE
They have said, Come, let us put an end to them as a nation; so that the name of Israel may go out of man's memory.
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Psalm 83:4 CEB
"Come on," they say, "let's wipe them out as a nation! Let the name Israel be remembered no more!"
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Psalm 83:4 CJB
They say, "Come, let's wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Isra'el be remembered no more!"
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Psalm 83:4 RHE
(82-5) They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.
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Psalm 83:4 ESV
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
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Psalm 83:4 GW
They say, "Let's wipe out their nation so that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered."
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Psalm 83:4 GNT
"Come," they say, "let us destroy their nation, so that Israel will be forgotten forever."
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Psalm 83:4 HNV
"Come," they say, "and let us destroy them as a nation, That the name of Yisra'el may be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 CSB
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel's name will no longer be remembered."
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Psalm 83:4 KJV
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 .
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Psalm 83:4 LEB
They say, "Come, let us annihilate them from [being] a nation, so that the name of Israel will be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 NAS
They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 NCV
They say, "Come, let's destroy them as a nation. Then no one will ever remember the name 'Israel.'"
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Psalm 83:4 NIRV
"Come," they say. "Let's destroy that whole nation. Then the name of Israel won't be remembered anymore."
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Psalm 83:4 NIV
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 NKJV
They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 NLT
"Come," they say, "let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence."
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Psalm 83:4 NRS
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 RSV
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
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Psalm 83:4 DBY
They say, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, and let the name of Israel be mentioned no more.
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Psalm 83:4 MSG
"Let's wipe this nation from the face of the earth," they say; "scratch Israel's name off the books."
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Psalm 83:4 WBT
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.
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Psalm 83:4 TMB
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."
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Psalm 83:4 TNIV
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel's name is remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 WEB
"Come," they say, "and let us destroy them as a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."
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Psalm 83:4 WYC
They said, Come ye, and lose we them from the folk; and the name of Israel be no more had in mind. (They said, Come ye, and let us destroy their nation; and then the name of Israel shall no more be remembered.)
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Psalm 83:4 YLT
They have said, `Come, And we cut them off from [being] a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered any more.'
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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

PSALM 83

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.