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Psalms 83:9

    Psalms 83:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Do to them as to the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Do thou unto them as unto Midian, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do to them what you did to the Midianites; what you did to Sisera and Jabin, at the stream of Kishon:

    Webster's Revision

    Do thou unto them as unto Midian, As to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;

    World English Bible

    Do to them as you did to Midian, as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Do thou unto them as unto Midian; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the river Kishon:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 83:9

    Do unto them as unto the Midianites - Who were utterly defeated by Gideon, Judges 7:21, Judges 7:22.

    As to Sisera - Captain of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan, who was totally defeated by Deborah and Barak, near Mount Tabor, by the river Kishon; and himself, after having fled from the battle, slain by Jael, the wife of Heber, the Kenite. See Judges 4:15, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 83:9

    Do unto them as unto the Midianites - That is, Let them be overthrown and destroyed as the Midianites were. The reference here is to the complete overthrow of the Midianites, as related in Numbers 31.

    As to Sisera - The captain or commander of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan. He was conquered by the Hebrew armies under the direction of the prophetess Deborah, by the instrumentality of Barak Judges 4:4, Judges 4:6,Judges 4:14-15, and was slain by Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, Judges 4:17-21.

    As to Jabin - The king of Canaan, in whose service Sisera was.

    At the brook of Kison - Judges 4:13. This is a stream which rises near Mount Tabor, and empties itself into the Bay of Ptolemais. In Judges 5:21, in the song of Deborah on occasion of this victory, it is mentioned as "that ancient river, the river Kishon;" that is, it was a stream which was well known; which had been referred to in ancient tales and poetry; not a newly discovered river, but a river whose name and locality were familiar to all.