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Psalms 83:1

    Psalms 83:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Song. A Psalm. Of Asaph.> O God, do not keep quiet: let your lips be open and take no rest, O God.

    Webster's Revision

    O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

    World English Bible

    God, don't keep silent. Don't keep silent, and don't be still, God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O God, keep not thou silence: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:1

    Keep not thou silence - A strong appeal to God just as the confederacy was discovered. Do not be inactive, do not be neuter. Thy honor and our existence are both at stake.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:1

    Keep not thou silence, O God - See the notes at Psalm 28:1. The prayer here is that in the existing emergency God would not seem to be indifferent to the needs and dangers of his people, and to the purposes of their enemies, but that he would speak with a voice of command, and break up their designs.

    Hold not thy peace - That is, Speak. Give commaud. Disperse them by thine own authority.

    And be not still, O God - Awake; arouse; be not indifferent to the needs and dangers of thy people. All this is the language of petition; not of command. Its rapidity, its repetition, its tone, all denote that the danger was imminent, and that the necessity for the divine interposition was urgent.