Psalm 83:3
New International Version
With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.

New Living Translation
They devise crafty schemes against your people; they conspire against your precious ones.

English Standard Version
They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones.

Berean Study Bible
With cunning they scheme against Your people and conspire against those You cherish,

King James Bible
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

New King James Version
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.

New American Standard Bible
They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.

NASB 1995
They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones.

NASB 1977
They make shrewd plans against Thy people, And conspire together against Thy treasured ones.

Amplified Bible
They concoct crafty schemes against Your people, And conspire together against Your hidden and precious ones.

Christian Standard Bible
They devise clever schemes against your people; they conspire against your treasured ones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They devise clever schemes against Your people; they conspire against Your treasured ones.

American Standard Version
Thy take crafty counsel against thy people, And consult together against thy hidden ones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They forged a secret in their craftiness and counseled against your Holy Ones.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Against thy people they have craftily imagined a device, and have taken counsel against thy saints.

Contemporary English Version
They are sly, and they plot against those you treasure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have consulted against thy saints.

English Revised Version
They take crafty counsel against thy people, and consult together against thy hidden ones.

Good News Translation
They are making secret plans against your people; they are plotting against those you protect.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They make plans in secret against your people and plot together against those you treasure.

International Standard Version
They plot against your people and conspire against your cherished ones.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They hold crafty converse against Thy people, And take counsel against Thy treasured ones.

Literal Standard Version
They take crafty counsel against Your people, "" And consult against Your hidden ones.

NET Bible
They carefully plot against your people, and make plans to harm the ones you cherish.

New Heart English Bible
They conspire with cunning against your people. They plot against your cherished ones.

World English Bible
They conspire with cunning against your people. They plot against your cherished ones.

Young's Literal Translation
Against Thy people they take crafty counsel, And consult against Thy hidden ones.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Be Still, O God
2See how Your enemies rage, how Your foes have reared their heads. 3With cunning they scheme against Your people and conspire against those You cherish, 4saying, “Come, let us erase them as a nation; may the name of Israel be remembered no more.”…

Cross References
Joshua 9:2
they came together to wage war against Joshua and Israel.

Nehemiah 4:8
and all of them conspired to come and fight against Jerusalem and create a hindrance.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 31:20
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of workers of iniquity,

Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak against me, and those who lie in wait for my life conspire,

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"


Treasury of Scripture

They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.

they

Psalm 10:9
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Psalm 56:6
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

thy hidden

Psalm 27:5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psalm 31:20
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.









(3) They have taken crafty counsel.--Literally, They have made their plot crafty; or, as we say, "They have laid a deep plot."

Hidden ones--i.e., those under God's close protection, as in Psalm 17:8; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 31:20.

Verse 3. - They have taken crafty counsel against thy people. Such a widespread confederacy as that described below (vers. 6-8) cannot have been formed without much secret consultation and plotting. And consulted against thy hidden ones; i.e. "those whom thou hidest in the covert of thy presence from the plottings of man" (Psalm 31:20, Revised Version: comp. Psalm 27:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With cunning
יַעֲרִ֣ימוּ (ya·‘ă·rî·mū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6191: To be, bare, to be cunning

they scheme
ס֑וֹד (sō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5475: A session, company of persons, intimacy, consultation, a secret

against
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Your people
עַ֭מְּךָ (‘am·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and conspire
וְ֝יִתְיָעֲצ֗וּ (wə·yiṯ·yā·‘ă·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

those You cherish,
צְפוּנֶֽיךָ׃ (ṣə·p̄ū·ne·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk


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