Psalms 83

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 83

Chapter Overview:

A remonstrance of the designs and endeavours of Israel's enemies, ver. 1 - 8.
A prayer, that God would defeat them, preserve his church, and get himself glory, ver. 9 - 18.
A song or psalm of Asaph.
83:3Hidden ones - Thy people of Israel, who are called God's hidden or secret ones, to intimate the respect which God has to them, as to his peculiar treasure.
83:6The tabernacles - The people dwelling in them.Ishmaelites - Some of the posterity of Ishmael, called by their father's name, as others of them are supposed to be called Hagarens from their grandmother Hagar.
83:7Gebal - An Arabian people so called by ancient writers dwelling in the southern border of Canaan, where most of the people here mentioned had their abode.
83:8Of Lot - Moab and Ammon.
83:13A wheel - Whereas they promise to themselves a sure possession, let them be like a wheel, which is very unstable, and soon removed.
83:14The mountains - The woods upon the mountains, which in those hot countries, when they have once taken fire, burn with irresistible violence.
83:16May seek - May own and worship thee as the only true God.