Psalm 83:8
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New International Version
Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot's descendants.

King James Bible
Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
Asshur also is joined with them: they are an arm to the sons of Lot. Selah.

World English Bible
Assyria also is joined with them. They have helped the children of Lot. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Asshur also is joined with them, They have been an arm to sons of Lot. Selah.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Asser also is joined - The Ammonites might have got those auxiliaries from beyond the Euphrates, against Jehosphaphat, as formerly they were brought against David. See 2 Samuel 10:16.

They have holpen the children of Lot - The Ammonites, who appear to have been the chief instigators in this war.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Assur. Assur is the same in the original as Asshur, or Assyria.

Genesis 10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

Genesis 25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

holpen. Heb. been an arm to

Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

the children

Genesis 19:37,38 And the first born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day...

Deuteronomy 2:9 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle...

Library
Period ii. The Church from the Permanent Division of the Empire Until the Collapse of the Western Empire and the First Schism Between the East and the West, or Until About A. D. 500
In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the Empire and experiencing very different political fortunes, may still be regarded as forming a whole. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History

Being Made Archbishop of Armagh, He Suffers Many Troubles. Peace Being Made, from Being Archbishop of Armagh He Becomes Bishop of Down.
[Sidenote: 1129] 19. (12). Meanwhile[365] it happened that Archbishop Cellach[366] fell sick: he it was who ordained Malachy deacon, presbyter and bishop: and knowing that he was dying he made a sort of testament[367] to the effect that Malachy ought to succeed him,[368] because none seemed worthier to be bishop of the first see. This he gave in charge to those who were present, this he commanded to the absent, this to the two kings of Munster[369] and to the magnates of the land he specially enjoined
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Deuteronomy 2:9
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession."

2 Kings 15:19
Then Pul king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.

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