14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
14 As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
14 As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
14 charred sticks in the burned-over ground.
14 As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
14 As a fire burns a forest and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 83:14
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.