17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

Other Translations of Psalm 83:17

New International Version

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.

English Standard Version

17 Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace,

The Message

17 Bring them to the end of their rope, and leave them there dangling, helpless.

New King James Version

17 Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,

New Living Translation

17 Let them be ashamed and terrified forever. Let them die in disgrace.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 83:17

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.