5 For they have consulted together with one consent:  they are confederate against thee:
5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you-
5 For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant--
5 And now they're putting their heads together, making plans to get rid of you.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You:
5 Yes, this was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you-
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 83:5
Commentary on Psalm 83:1-8
(Read Psalm 83:1-8)
Sometimes God seems not to be concerned at the unjust treatment of his people. But then we may call upon him, as the psalmist here. All wicked people are God's enemies, especially wicked persecutors. The Lord's people are his hidden one; the world knows them not. He takes them under his special protection. Do the enemies of the church act with one consent to destroy it, and shall not the friends of the church be united? Wicked men wish that there might be no religion among mankind. They would gladly see all its restraints shaken off, and all that preach, profess, or practise it, cut off. This they would bring to pass if it were in their power. The enemies of God's church have always been many: this magnifies the power of the Lord in preserving to himself a church in the world.