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Psalms 83:17

    Psalms 83:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; Yea, let them be confounded and perish;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let them be overcome and troubled for ever; let them be put to shame and come to destruction;

    Webster's Revision

    Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; Yea, let them be confounded and perish;

    World English Bible

    Let them be disappointed and dismayed forever. Yes, let them be confounded and perish;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let them be ashamed and dismayed for ever; yea, let them be confounded and perish:

    Definitions for Psalms 83:17

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:17

    Let them - perish - That is, in their present attempts. Some have objected to the execrations in this Psalm, without due consideration. None of these execrations refer either to their souls or to their eternal state; but merely to their discomfiture on their present attempts. Suppose the continental powers should join together to subjugate Britain, and destroy the Protestant religion; is there a Christian in the land that would not be justified in meeting them with the same or similar execrations? On the knees of my soul would I offer every one of them to God against such invaders. Selah - A. C.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:17

    Let them be confounded - Let them be ashamed. That is, Let them have that kind of shame and confusion which results from the fact that their plans have not been successful, or that they have been foiled and baffled in their schemes.

    And troubled - Disturbed; put to confusion. Let them be troubled as men are who are unsuccessful in their projects.

    Forever - As a people; as confederated nations; as united in such an unholy alliance. Let them never again be able thus to combine, or to form a compact for the destruction of thy people. This does not refer to them as individuals, but as nations. It is a prayer that they may be so discomfited now that they may see the wickedness and folly of all such efforts, and that they may never again form such a combination.

    Yea, let them be put to shame - By utter failure in their schemes.

    And perish - Not individually, but as combined - as an alliance. Let there be a complete end to such a confederacy, so that it shall never be seen again.