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Psalms 83:8

    Psalms 83:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Assyria also is joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Assur is joined with them; they have become the support of the children of Lot. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    Assyria also is joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah

    World English Bible

    Assyria also is joined with them. They have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Assyria also is joined with them; they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah

    Definitions for Psalms 83:8

    Holpen - Helped.
    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:8

    Asser also is joined - The Ammonites might have got those auxiliaries from beyond the Euphrates, against Jehosphaphat, as formerly they were brought against David. See 2 Samuel 10:16.

    They have holpen the children of Lot - The Ammonites, who appear to have been the chief instigators in this war.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:8

    Assur also is joined with them - Assyria. Assyria was on the northeast of Palestine. The conspirators had secured, it seems, the aid of this powerful kingdom, and they felt confident of success.

    They have holpen the children of Lot - The sons, or the descendants of Lot. The margin is, as the Hebrew, "been an arm to." That is, they were an aid, or help; in other words, the sons of Lot were permitted, as it were, to make use of the arm of these powerful nations in accomplishing their purposes. The sons of Lot were Moab and Ammon, the ancestors of the Moabites and the Ammonites, Genesis 19:37-38. It would appear from this, that the purpose of destroying the Hebrew people had been originated by the Moabites and Ammonites, and that they had called in the aid of the surrounding nations to enable them to carry out their plan. The enumeration of those who had joined in the alliance shows that all the nations adjacent to Palestine, on every side, had entered into the agreement, so that the land was completely encompassed, or hemmed in, by enemies. In these circumstances, the conspirators felt secure; in these circumstances, the Hebrew people had no resource but to call upon God. Thus it often occurs that the people of God are so surrounded by enemies, or are so hemmed in by troubles and trials, that they have no other resource than this: they are shut up to the necessity of prayer. Often God so orders, or permits things to occur, as to cut off his people from every other dependence, and to make them feel that there is no help for them but in Him.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 83:8

    83:8 Of Lot - Moab and Ammon.