8 Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot's descendants.[1]

Other Translations of Psalm 83:8

King James Version

8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen holpen: Heb. been an arm to the children of Lot. Selah.

English Standard Version

8 Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah

The Message

8 And now Assyria has joined up, Giving muscle to the gang of Lot.

New King James Version

8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot. Selah

New Living Translation

8 Assyria has joined them, too, and is allied with the descendants of Lot. Interlude

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 83:8

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.