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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Chapter 83

Verse 1
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.


A. M. 3416. B.C. 588. (Title.) A song. Some refer this Psalm to the confederacy against Jehoshaphat, and others to the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar
of Asaph
or, for Asaph.
Keep
28:1; 35:22; 44:23; 50:3; 109:1,2
be not
Isaiah 42:14

Verse 2
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
For, lo
2:1,2; 74:4,23; 2 Kings 19:28; Isaiah 37:29; Jeremiah 1:19; Matthew 27:24; Acts 4:25-27; 16:22; 17:5; 19:28-41; 21:30; 22:22; 23:10
that hate
81:15
lifted
75:4,5; 93:3; Isaiah 37:23; Daniel 5:20-23

Verse 3
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They
10:9; 56:6; 64:2; 1 Samuel 13:19; Isaiah 7:6,7; Luke 20:20-23
thy hidden
27:5; 31:20; 91:1; Colossians 3:3

Verse 4
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Exodus 1:10; Esther 3:6-9; Proverbs 1:12; Jeremiah 11:19; 31:36; Daniel 7:25; Matthew 27:62-66; Acts 4:17; 9:1,2

Verse 5
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
For
2:2; Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 7:5-7; 8:9,10; John 11:47-53; Acts 23:12,13; Revelation 17:13; 19:19
consent
Heb. heart. they are.
Joshua 10:3-5; 2 Samuel 10:6-8; Isaiah 7:2

Verse 6
The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
The tabernacles
Tents are mentioned because it was the custom of these people, particularly the Ishmaelites, to live a migratory or wandering life; encamping sometimes in one place, and sometimes in another, as they found convenience for themselves and cattle; a custom retained by their descendants to the present day.
Edom
2 Chronicles 20:1,10,11
Hagarenes
Genesis 25:12-18; 1 Chronicles 5:10,19,20
Hagarites

Verse 7
Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Gebal
Joshua 13:5; Ezekiel 27:9

Verse 8
Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Assur
Assur is the same in the original as Asshur, or Assyria.
Genesis 10:11
Asshur
Genesis 25:3
holpen
Heb. been an arm to.
Isaiah 33:2
the children
Genesis 19:37,38; Deuteronomy 2:9

Verse 9
Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
as unto
Numbers 31:7,8; Judges 7:22-25; Isaiah 9:4; 10:26
as to Sisera
Judges 4:15-24
of Kison
The variations of Kison and Kishon only exists in the translation; the original being uniformly Kishon.
Judges 5:21

Verse 10
Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
Endor
Joshua 17:11; 1 Samuel 28:7
as dung
2 Kings 9:37; Jeremiah 8:2; 16:4; Zephaniah 1:17

Verse 11
Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
Oreb
Judges 7:25
Zebah
Judges 8:12-21

Verse 12
Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
4; 74:7,8; 2 Chronicles 20:11

Verse 13
O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
O my
22:1; 44:4; 74:11,12
like
Isaiah 17:12-14
as the
35:5; 68:1,2; Exodus 15:7; Job 13:25; 21:18; Isaiah 40:24; 41:2; Jeremiah 13:24; Matthew 3:12

Verse 14
As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
As the fire
Isaiah 30:33; 33:11,12; 64:1,2; Ezekiel 20:47,48; Malachi 4:1
the flame
Deuteronomy 32:22; Nahum 1:6,10

Verse 15
So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
11:6; 50:3; 58:9; Job 9:17; 27:20-23; Isaiah 28:17; 30:30; Ezekiel 13:11-14; Matthew 7:27; Hebrews 12:18

Verse 16
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
6:10; 9:19,20; 34:5

Verse 17
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
35:4,26; 40:14,15; 109:29

Verse 18
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
That men
9:16; 59:13; 1 Kings 18:37; 2 Kings 19:19; Isaiah 5:16; Jeremiah 16:21; Ezekiel 30:19; Ezekiel 38:23
whose
Genesis 22:14; Exodus 6:3; Isaiah 42:8
the most
92:8; Isaiah 54:5; Daniel 4:25,32; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalm 83". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=083>.  

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