The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 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.