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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 83

Psalms 83:3

psa 83:3

Hidden ones - Thy people of Israel, who are called God's hidden or secret ones, to intimate the respect which God has to them, as to his peculiar treasure.

Psalms 83:6

psa 83:6

The tabernacles - The people dwelling in them. Ishmaelites - Some of the posterity of Ishmael, called by their father's name, as others of them are supposed to be called Hagarens from their grandmother Hagar.

Psalms 83:7

psa 83:7

Gebal - An Arabian people so called by ancient writers dwelling in the southern border of Canaan, where most of the people here mentioned had their abode.

Psalms 83:8

psa 83:8

Of Lot - Moab and Ammon.

Psalms 83:13

psa 83:13

A wheel - Whereas they promise to themselves a sure possession, let them be like a wheel, which is very unstable, and soon removed.

Psalms 83:14

psa 83:14

The mountains - The woods upon the mountains, which in those hot countries, when they have once taken fire, burn with irresistible violence.

Psalms 83:16

psa 83:16

May seek - May own and worship thee as the only true God.

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