12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Other Translations of Psalm 83:12

New International Version

12 who said, "Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God."

English Standard Version

12 who said, "Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God."

The Message

12 With their empty brags, "We're grabbing it all, grabbing God's gardens for ourselves."

New King James Version

12 Who said, "Let us take for ourselves The pastures of God for a possession."

New Living Translation

12 for they said, "Let us seize for our own use these pasturelands of God!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 83:12

Commentary on Psalm 83:9-18

(Read Psalm 83:9-18)

All who oppose the kingdom of Christ may here read their doom. God is the same still that ever he was; the same to his people, and the same against his and their enemies. God would make their enemies like a wheel; unsettled in all their counsels and resolves. Not only let them be driven away as stubble, but burnt as stubble. And this will be the end of wicked men. Let them be made to fear thy name, and perhaps that will bring them to seek thy name. We should desire no confusion to our enemies and persecutors but what may forward their conversion. The stormy tempest of Divine vengeance will overtake them, unless they repent and seek the pardoning mercy of their offended Lord. God's triumphs over his enemies, clearly prove that he is, according to his name JEHOVAH, an almighty Being, who has all power and perfection in himself. May we fear his wrath, and yield ourselves to be his willing servants. And let us seek deliverance by the destruction of our fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.