Psalm 83:4
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English Standard Version
They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”

King James Bible
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

American Standard Version
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.

English Revised Version
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

What now follows in Psalm 82:5 is not a parenthetical assertion of the inefficiency with which the divine correction rebounds from the judges and rulers. In connection with this way of taking Psalm 82:5, the manner in which the divine language is continued in Psalm 82:6 is harsh and unadjusted. God Himself speaks in Psalm 82:5 of the judges, but reluctantly alienated from them; and confident of the futility of all attempts to make them better, He tells them their sentence in Psalm 82:6. The verbs in Psalm 82:5 are designedly without any object: complaint of the widest compass is made over their want of reason and understanding; and ידעו takes the perfect form in like manner to ἐγνώκασι, noverunt, cf. Psalm 14:1; Isaiah 44:18. Thus, then, no result is to be expected from the divine admonition: they still go their ways in this state of mental darkness, and that, as the Hithpa. implies, stalking on in carnal security and self-complacency. The commands, however, which they transgress are the foundations (cf. Psalm 11:3), as it were the shafts and pillars (Psalm 75:4, cf. Proverbs 29:4), upon which rests the permanence of all earthly relationships with are appointed by creation and regulated by the Tτra. Their transgression makes the land, the earth, to totter physically and morally, and is the prelude of its overthrow. When the celestial Lord of the domain thinks upon this destruction which injustice and tyranny are bringing upon the earth, His wrath kindles, and He reminds the judges and rulers that it is His own free declaratory act which has clothed them with the god-like dignity which they bear. They are actually elohim, but not possessed of the right of self-government; there is a Most High (עליון) to whom they as sons are responsible. The idea that the appellation elohim, which they have given to themselves, is only sarcastically given back to them in Psalm 82:1 (Ewald, Olshausen), is refuted by Psalm 82:6, according to which they are really elohim by the grace of God. But if their practice is not an Amen to this name, then they shall be divested of the majesty which they have forfeited; they shall be divested of the prerogative of Israel, whose vocation and destiny they have belied. They shall die off כּאדם, like common men not rising in any degree above the mass (cf. בּני אדם, opp. בּני אישׁ, Psalm 4:3; Psalm 49:3); they shall fall like any one (Judges 16:7, Obadiah 1:11) of the princes who in the course of history have been cast down by the judgment of God (Hosea 7:7). Their divine office will not protect them. For although justitia civilis is far from being the righteousness that avails before God, yet injustitia civilis is in His sight the vilest abomination.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war...

Esther 3:6-9 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Jeremiah 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, said the LORD...

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High...

Matthew 27:62-66 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate...

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly threaten them, that they speak from now on to no man in this name.

Acts 9:1,2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest...

Cross References
Esther 3:6
But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

Psalm 41:5
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Psalm 74:8
They said to themselves, "We will utterly subdue them"; they burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

Psalm 137:7
Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, "Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!"

Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more."

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not observed that these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected the two clans that he chose'? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight.

Jeremiah 48:2
the renown of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they planned disaster against her: 'Come, let us cut her off from being a nation!' You also, O Madmen, shall be brought to silence; the sword shall pursue you.

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