Psalms 83:5

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

Psalms 83:5 in Other Translations

5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
5 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant--
5 Yes, this was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you—
5 And now they're putting their heads together, making plans to get rid of you.
5 For they have conspired with one mind; they form an alliance against You-

Psalms 83:5 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Psalms 83:5 In-Context

3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.

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