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Psalms 83:2

    Psalms 83:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For, see, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult; And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For see! those who make war on you are out of control; your haters are lifting up their heads.

    Webster's Revision

    For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult; And they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

    World English Bible

    For, behold, your enemies are stirred up. Those who hate you have lifted up their heads.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:2

    Thine enemies make a tumult - They are not merely the enemies of thy people, but they are the enemies of thyself, thy worship, ordinances, and laws: "They make a tumult," they throng together.

    They - have lifted up the head - They have made an irruption into the land of Judea, and encamped at En-gedi, by the Dead Sea, 2 Chronicles 20:1, 2 Chronicles 20:2.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:2

    For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult - Are excited; are aroused; are moving in a wild, furious, tumultuous manner, rushing on to the accomplishment of their designs. They come like rolling waves of the sea. See the word used here explained in the notes at Psalm 2:1, where it is rendered, in the text, "rage;" in the margin, "tumultuously assemble."

    And they that hate thee - Thine enemies; the enemies of thy cause, and of thy people. Who they were is specified in Psalm 83:6-8.

    Have lifted up the head - Have become proud; bold; confident of success, all of which is indicated by the phrase "lifted up the head." The head is bowed down in penitence and trouble; pride lifts it up; boldness, confidence, and wickedness, are indicated by its being thus lifted up.