Psalm 83:8
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English Standard Version
Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet prays, may God not remain an inactive looker-on in connection with the danger of destruction that threatens His people. דּמי (with which יהי is to be supplied) is the opposite of alertness; חרשׁ the opposite of speaking (in connection with which it is assumed that God's word is at the same time deed); שׁקט the opposite of being agitated and activity. The energetic future jehemajûn gives outward emphasis to the confirmation of the petition, and the fact that Israel's foes are the foes of God gives inward emphasis to it. On נשׂא ראשׁ, cf. Psalm 110:7. סוד is here a secret agreement; and יערימוּ, elsewhere to deal craftily, here signifies to craftily plot, devise, bring a thing about. צפוּניך is to be understood according to Psalm 27:5; Psalm 31:21. The Hithpa. התיעץ alternates here with the more ancient Niph. (Psalm 83:6). The design of the enemies in this instance has reference to the total extirpation of Israel, of the separatist-people who exclude themselves from the life of the world and condemn it. מגּוי, from being a people equals so that it may no longer be a people or nation, as in Isaiah 7:8; Isaiah 17:1; Isaiah 25:2; Jeremiah 48:42. In the borrowed passage, Jeremiah 48:2, by an interchange of a letter it is נכריתנּה. This Asaph Psalm is to be discerned in not a few passages of the prophets; cf. Isaiah 62:6. with Psalm 83:2, Isaiah 17:12 with Psalm 83:3.

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Assur. Assur is the same in the original as Asshur, or Assyria.

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

Genesis 25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

holpen. Heb. been an arm to

Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

the children

Genesis 19:37,38 And the first born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day...

Deuteronomy 2:9 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 2:9
And the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the people of Lot for a possession.'

2 Kings 15:19
Pul the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that he might help him to confirm his hold on the royal power.

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