Psalm 83:13
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English Standard Version
O my God, make them like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind.

King James Bible
O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

American Standard Version
O my God, make them like the whirling dust; As stubble before the wind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind.

English Revised Version
O my God, make them like the whirling dust; as stubble before the wind.

Webster's Bible Translation
O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Instead of לב אחד, 1 Chronicles 12:38, it is deliberant corde unâ, inasmuch as יחדּו on the one hand gives intensity to the reciprocal signification of the verb, and on the other lends the adjectival notion to לב. Of the confederate peoples the chronicler (2 Chronicles 20) mentions the Moabites, the Ammonites, the inhabitants of Mount Ser, and the Me(unim, instead of which Josephus, Antiq. ix. 1. 2, says: a great body of Arabians. This crowd of peoples comes from the other side of the Dead Sea, מאדם (as it is to be read in Psalm 83:2 in the chronicler instead of מארם, cf. on Psalm 60:2); the territory of Edom, which is mentioned first by the poet, was therefore the rendezvous. The tents of Edom and of the Ishmaelites are (cf. Arab. ahl, people) the people themselves who live in tents. Moreover, too, the poet ranges the hostile nations according to their geographical position. The seven first named from Edom to Amalek, which still existed at the time of the psalmist (for the final destruction of the Amalekites by the Simeonites, 1 Chronicles 4:42., falls at an indeterminate period prior to the Exile), are those out of the regions east and south-east of the Dead Sea. According to Genesis 25:18, the Ishmaelites had spread from Higz through the peninsula of Sinai beyond the eastern and southern deserts as far up as the countries under the dominion of Assyria. The Hagarenes dwelt in tents from the Persian Gulf as far as the east of Gilead (1 Chronicles 5:10) towards the Euphrates. גּבל, Arab. jbâl, is the name of the people inhabiting the mountains situated in the south of the Dead Sea, that is to say, the northern Seritish mountains. Both Gebl and also, as it appears, the Amalek intended here according to Genesis 36:12 (cf. Josephus, Antiq. ii. 1. 2: Ἀμαληκῖτις, a part of Idumaea), belong to the wide circuit of Edom. Then follow the Philistines and Phoenicians, the two nations of the coast of the Mediterranean, which also appear in Amos 1:1-15 (cf. Joel 3) as making common cause with the Edomites against Israel. Finally Asshur, the nation of the distant north-east, here not as yet appearing as a principal power, but strengthening (vid., concerning זרוע, an arm equals assistance, succour, Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 433b) the sons of Lot, i.e., the Moabites and Ammonites, with whom the enterprise started, and forming a powerful reserve for them. The music bursts forth angrily at the close of this enumeration, and imprecations discharge themselves in the following strophe.

Psalm 83:13 Parallel Commentaries

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O my

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psalm 74:11,12 Why withdraw you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom...

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Isaiah 17:12-14 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations...

as the

Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him...

Exodus 15:7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath...

Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Isaiah 40:24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth...

Isaiah 41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings?...

Jeremiah 13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

Cross References
Job 21:18
That they are like straw before the wind, and like chaff that the storm carries away?

Psalm 18:42
I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets.

Psalm 35:5
Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away!

Isaiah 17:13
The nations roar like the roaring of many waters, but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away, chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind and whirling dust before the storm.

Isaiah 40:24
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

Jeremiah 13:24
I will scatter you like chaff driven by the wind from the desert.

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