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Psalm 83:5

5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—

Read Psalm 83:5 Using Other Translations

For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant--
Yes, this was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you—

What does Psalm 83:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 83:5

For they have consulted together with one consent
Or "heart" F5; wicked men are cordial to one another, and united in their counsels against the people of God, and his interest: whatever things they may disagree in, they agree in this, to oppose the cause and interest of true religion, or to persecute the church and people of God: Herod and Pontius Pilate are instances of this:

they are confederate against thee; or have made a covenant against thee
{f}; the covenant they had entered into among themselves, being against the Lord's people, was against him; and such a covenant and agreement can never stand; for there is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord, ( Proverbs 21:30 ) . This the psalmist mentions to engage the Lord in the quarrel of his people, and not be still, and act a neutral part; since those were his enemies, and confederates against him, and they are next particularly named.


F5 (bl) "corde", Pagninus, Montanus; "ex corde", Tigurine version, Musculus, Gejerus; "cordicitus", Cocceius.
F6 (wtrky tyrb Kyle) "foedus adversus te icerunt", Tigurine version; "contra te foedus pepigerunt", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus; so Musculus, Cocceius, Michaelis.
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