Psalm 83:1

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

1 aO God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.

Read Psalm 83:1 Using Other Translations

Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
O God, do not be silent! Do not be deaf. Do not be quiet, O God.

What does Psalm 83:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 83:1

Keep not thou silence, O God
Which he is thought and said to do, when he does not answer the prayers of his people, nor plead their cause, nor rebuke their enemies; when he does not speak a good word to them, or one for them, or one against those that hate and persecute them;

hold not thy peace;
or "be not deaf" F2 to the cries and tears of his people, and to the reproaches, menaces, and blasphemies of wicked men:

and be not still, O God;
or "quiet" F3, at rest and ease, inactive and unconcerned, as if he cared not how things went; the reason follows.


F2 (vrxt-la) "ne obsurdescas", Vatablus; "ne surdum agas", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "ne quasi surdus et mutus sis", Michaelis.
F3 (jqvt la) "ne quiescas", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus; "neque quietus sis", Michaelis.
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