Psalms 83:10

10 who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.

Psalms 83:10 in Other Translations

10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
10 who were destroyed at En-dor, who became dung for the ground.
10 They were destroyed at Endor, and their decaying corpses fertilized the soil.
10 They came to a bad end at Endor, nothing but dung for the garden.
10 They were destroyed at En-dor; they became manure for the ground.

Psalms 83:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 83:10

Which perished at Endor
Aben Ezra and Kimchi understand this of the Midianites; but rather it is to be understood of Jabin and Sisera, and the army under them, who perished at this place, which is mentioned along with Taanach and Megiddo, ( Joshua 17:11 ) , which are the very places where the battle was fought between Jabin and Israel, ( Judges 5:19 ) according to Jerom F9, it was four miles from Mount Tabor to the south, and was a large village in his days, and was near to Nain, the place where Christ raised the widow's son from the dead, ( Luke 7:11 ) ( 1 Samuel 28:7 )

they became as dung for the earth;
being unburied, they lay and rotted on the earth, and became dung for it; see ( Jeremiah 8:2 ) , or were trodden under foot, as dung upon the earth; so the Targum,

``they became as dung trodden to the earth.''


F9 De locis Hebraicis, fol. 88. L. and 91. E.

Psalms 83:10 In-Context

8 Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants.
9 Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 28:7
  • 2. S 2 Kings 9:37; Isaiah 5:25; Jeremiah 8:2; Jeremiah 9:22; Jeremiah 16:4; Jeremiah 25:33; Zephaniah 1:17
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