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Psalms 83:6

    Psalms 83:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagarenes;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagarites;

    Webster's Revision

    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagarenes;

    World English Bible

    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagrites;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab, and the Hagarenes;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:6

    The tabernacles of Edom - The tents of these different people are seen in the grand encampment. Tents are probably mentioned because it seas the custom of some of these people, particularly the lshmaelites, to live a migratory or wandering life; having no fixed habitation, but always abiding in tents. Their posterity remain to the present day, and act and live in the same manner.

    Hagarenes - These people dwelt on the east of Gilead; and were nearly destroyed in the days of Saul, being totally expelled from their country, 1 Chronicles 5:10, but afterwards recovered some strength and consequence; but where they dwelt after their expulsion by the Israelites is not known.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:6

    The tabernacles of Edom - The tents of Edom; meaning here, the dwellers in those tents, that is, the Edomites. The word tabernacles or tents does not necessarily imply that the nation then led a wandering life, for the word came to signify in process of time a dwelling-place, or a habitation. The Edomites were not, in fact, a roving and wandering people, but a people of fixed boundaries. In early periods, however, like most ancient people, they doubtless dwelt in tents. Edom, or Idumea, was south of Palestine. See the notes at Isaiah 11:14.

    And the Ishmaelites - The descendants of Ishmael. They dwelt in Arabia Deserta.

    Of Moab - On the situation of Moab, see the notes at Isaiah 15:1-9. It was on the southeast of Palestine.

    And the Hagarenes - The Hagarenes were properly Arabs, so called from Hagar, the handmaid of Abraham, the mother of Ishmael. Genesis 16:1; Genesis 25:12. As connected with the Ishmaelites they would naturally join in this alliance.