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Psalm 83

Prayer for Judgment on Israel’s Foes

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.

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O God, do not keep silence;

do not hold your peace or be still, O God!


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Ps 83:1-18. Of Asaph—(See on Ps 74:1, title). The historical occasion is probably that of 2Ch 20:1, 2 (compare Ps 47:1-9; 48:1-14). After a general petition, the craft and rage of the combined enemies are described, God's former dealings recited, and a like summary and speedy destruction on them is invoked.

1. God addressed as indifferent (compare Ps 35:22; 39:12).

be not still—literally, "not quiet," as opposed to action.




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