Psalm 83:4
New International Version
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

New Living Translation
“Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”

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

Berean Study Bible
saying, “Come, let us erase them as a nation; may 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.

New King James Version
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

New American Standard Bible
They have said, “Come, and let’s wipe them out as a nation, So that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered.”

NASB 1995
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

NASB 1977
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

Amplified Bible
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation; Let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

Christian Standard Bible
They say, “Come, let’s wipe them out as a nation so that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation so that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said, "Come, we will destroy them from the nation and the name of Israel will be remembered no more!"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have said, Come, and let us utterly destroy them out of the nation; and let the name of Israel be remembered no more at all.

Contemporary English Version
They say, "Let's wipe out the nation of Israel and make sure that no one remembers its name!"

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.

Good News Translation
"Come," they say, "let us destroy their nation, so that Israel will be forgotten forever."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They say, "Let's wipe out their nation so that the name of Israel will no longer be remembered."

International Standard Version
They say, "Let us go and erase them as a nation so the name of Israel will not be remembered anymore."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

Literal Standard Version
They have said, “Come, and we cut them off from [being] a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered anymore.”

NET Bible
They say, "Come on, let's annihilate them so they are no longer a nation! Then the name of Israel will be remembered no more."

New Heart English Bible
"Come," they say, "and let's destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more."

World English Bible
"Come," they say, "and let's destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more."

Young's Literal Translation
They have said, 'Come, And we cut them off from being a nation, And the name of Israel is not remembered any more.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Be Still, O God
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.” 5For with one mind they plot together, they form an alliance against You—…

Cross References
Esther 3:6
And when he learned the identity of Mordecai's people, he scorned the notion of laying hands on Mordecai alone. Instead, he sought to destroy all of Mordecai's people, the Jews, throughout the kingdom of Xerxes.

Psalm 41:5
My enemies say with malice: "When will he die and be forgotten?"

Psalm 74:8
They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely." They burned down every place where God met us in the land.

Psalm 137:7
Remember, O LORD, the sons of Edom on the day Jerusalem fell: "Destroy it," they said, "tear it down to its foundations!"

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

Jeremiah 33:24
"Have you not noticed what these people are saying: 'The LORD has rejected the two families He had chosen'? So they despise My people and no longer regard them as a nation.

Jeremiah 48:2
There is no longer praise for Moab; in Heshbon they devise evil against her: 'Come, let us cut her off from nationhood.' You too, O people of Madmen, will be silenced; the sword will pursue you.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

Exodus 1:10
Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

Esther 3:6-9
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even 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:









(4) For this attack against, not only the independence, but even the continued existence of Israel as a nation, compare Esther 3:6; Esther 3:9; Jeremiah 11:19; Jeremiah 31:36; Jeremiah 48:2; Isaiah 7:8. . . . Verse 4. - They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation. This was the general object of Israel's enemies at all times (2 Kings 24:2; 2 Chronicles 20:11; Psalm 138:7; 1 Macc. 3:35 1 Macc. 5:2), and thus does not help much towards determining the date of the occasion here spoken cf. That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance (comp. Exodus 17:14; Deuteronomy 32:26; Psalm 34:16; Psalm 109:13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
saying,
אָמְר֗וּ (’ā·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Come,
לְ֭כוּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

let us erase them
וְנַכְחִידֵ֣ם (wə·naḵ·ḥî·ḏêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

as a nation;
מִגּ֑וֹי (mig·gō·w)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

may the name
שֵֽׁם־ (šêm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

be remembered
יִזָּכֵ֖ר (yiz·zā·ḵêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

no
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

more.”
עֽוֹד׃ (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more


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